Berens to Newcastle
Hudsons Bay House
3 October 1862
I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of Mr Elliot's letter of the 1st instant in which he informs me by the direction of your Grace that the Paymaster General has received the necessary authority to pay to the Hudsons Bay Company whenever it may be applied for by them the sum of £32,500 in discharge of the claims of the CompanyinManuscript image in respect to the resumption of Vancouvers Island by the Crown.
In conveying to your Grace my thanks and those of my Colleagues for this communication I beg to state that Mr Thomas Fraser, the Secretary of the Company has been authorised to receive payment and that on the assumption that Monday next will be convenient for the purpose he will attend on that day at the Paymaster Generals Office for the purpose of receiving the money.
I have the honor to be,
My Lord Duke,
Your Grace's most obedient
humble Servant,
H.H. Berens
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Shall I send to the Paymaster Genl's Office to warn them of this?
ABd 24 Oct.
I think so—privately & merely to prevent any mistake or difficulty.
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