Berens to Newcastle
Hudson's Bay House
15 April 1862
With reference to the letter which I had the honour to address to your Grace on the 12th February on the subject of the Settlement of the Vancouver's Island Colony Accounts, and the various communications both personally and by correspondence, which I have had on that subject with Mr Murdoch and Mr Walcott, I am reluctantly obliged to remind Your Grace that these Accounts still remain unsettled.
Arrangements which the Company are obliged to makeatManuscript image at this season of the year render it desirable that the Directors should be informed with as little delay as possible, as to the determination of Her Majesty's Government on the subject, and I trust that this will be my excuse for requesting that your Grace will favour me with an early answer.
I have the honor to be
My Lord Duke
Your Grace's most Obedt Servant
H.H. Berens Govr
Minutes by CO staff
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Press the Treasury, I presume, for a decision. The subject was referred to that office on the 25 ultimo.
ABd 19 Apl
At once.
FR 19/4
Other documents included in the file
Elliot to G.A. Hamilton, Treasury, 22 April 1862, advising that the Hudson's Bay Company had requested a decision on their accounts as soon as possible.