Hamilton to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Treasury Chambers
8 January 1862
With reference to former correspondence on the subject of the examination of the Accounts of the Hudson's Bay Company in respect of Vancouver's Island, I am desired by the Lords Commissioners of Her Majestys Treasury to transmit to you the enclosed copy of a Report on this subject from Mr Andoe, dated 14 Ultimo.
I am to request that you willmoveManuscript image move the Duke of Newcastle, if he shall concur in the views and opinions expressed in that Report, to communicate with the Hudson's Bay Company; and I am to state that Their Lordships will be ready to consider any arrangement that may be proposed for the final settlement of the claims of the Company.
I am,
your obedient Servant
Geo. A. Hamilton
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
The Report will I conclude be referred to Mr Murdoch? The result will be found stated at the last Page of the Report. Mr Andoe proposes to reduce the Company's claim from £53,569 to £27,412.
VJ 9 Jan
Mr Jadis
To Mr Murdoch at once—in our short official covering letter.
TFE 9 Jany
Other documents included in the file
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Colonial Office to Berens, 29 January 1862, forwarding copy of the report and expressing the agreement of the Duke of Newcastle with its conclusions.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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William Andoe to Hamilton, 14 December 1861, report concluding his investigation into the accounts of the Hudson's Bay Company "in respect of their claims on the resumption of Vancouver's Island by the Crown," twelve pages including statements of account.