Berens to Newcastle
Hudson's Bay House
9 June 1862
I have the honour to refer your Grace to the letter which I addressed to you on the 15th April last on the subject of the settlement of the Vancouvers Island Colony Accounts.
Not having been favoured with an Answer to that letter I feel compelled to recur to the subject and to inform your Grace that as the Hudsons Bay Company consider that interest is running on the amount of their claim they trust that your Grace will see the desirableness of having the matter brought to a settlement with as little further delay as possible.
I have the honor to be,
My Lord Duke,
Your Grace's most obedient Servant,
H.H. Berens
Minutes by CO staff
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Treasury. The vote having been sanctioned by the Ho: C. I suppose the Treasury are in a condition now to pay. The H.B.Co ought, however, to know that £55,000 cannot be produced by the T-y witht the sanction of Parlt & that waiting was inevitable.
ABd 14 June
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Mr Fortescue
With our letter to Ty, ["remind it?"], & tell Mr Berens that we have done so?
TFE 14/6
Yes—at once. I have spoken to Mr Peel about the matter—& he has promised an answer to our letter of the 22nd April.
CF 16
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Rogers to G.A. Hamilton, Treasury, 16 June 1862, forwarding copy of the letter in which the Company again press for a settlement of their outstanding accounts.
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Mr Ebden
Mr Fortescue is anxious that this shd be sent this evening.
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Fortescue to Berens, 17 June 1862, advising that his letter had been referred to Treasury with which Department the matter is now resting.