No. 21
13 June 1863
In compliance with the instructions contained in Your Graces despatch No 7 of the 24th February last I have the honor to forward herewith an explanation from Mr Watson, the Treasurer of this Colony, of the discrepancy between the Balance of the AccountofManuscript image of Receipts and Disbursements of Imperial Funds in connection with the Island of San Juan &c remaining in hand on the 31ëst December 1861 and the amount brought forward on the 1st January 1862.
I have the honor to be
My Lord Duke,
Your Grace's most obedient
humble Servant
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
ABd 10 Augst
TFE 10 Augt
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Alexander Watson, Colonial Treasurer, to W.A.G. Young, Colonial Secretary, 9 May 1863, clearly explaining where the error in accounting was made.
Other documents included in the file
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Elliot to G.A. Hamilton, Treasury, 13 August 1863, forwarding copy of the letter from Watson.