No. 46
Downing Street
19 February 1861
I have to acquaint you that I have authorized the Colonial Agents General to issue to Mr. Pemberton the sum of two hundred and fifty pounds (£250) on account of the half salary due to him as Surveyor General of Vancouver Island while on leave of absence.
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There are no funds, as you are aware belonging to the Colony of Vancouver Island in the hands of the colonial Agents, and I have therefore to instruct you immediately on the receipt of this despatch to remit the sum of two hundred and fifty pounds (£250) to this Country in repayment of the advance thus made on account of the Colony.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
humble servant