No. 32
3 August 1863
I have the honor to forward herewith for your Grace's information the Returns noted on the other side hereof
Return of Gross Revenue
" " Revenue arising from Taxes and Duties
" " " " " Rents
" " Casual Revenue
" " Repayment of Colonial Advances
" " Receipts in aid of Revenue
" " Deposits not available
" " Expenditure
" " Authorized Civil Charges
" " Military Charges
" " Advances for the Colonial Service
" " Advances from Colonial Funds for Military Chest
" " Prepayment of Loans
" " " " Deposits
" " Special Services
" " Local Municipal Expenditure
as required by the Book of Colonial Regulations, being financialReturnsManuscript image Returns for the year ending 31st December 1862, and for the quarter ending 31st March 1863.
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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Sir F. Rogers
This is the first complete account we have recd from Governor Douglas of the state of the pecuniary affairs of V.C. Island. Up to this time he has kept us quite in the dark.
It appears from the enclosures 1ly that the Crown has a clear revenue of upwards of £6000 a year, and, according to the quarter account ending March last, that that revenue is an improving one. The Civil List we have asked for is £6200. 2ly that Govr D. has not drawn the salary of £800 a year which the Lre has voted him. Whether he will do so hereafter remains to be seen.
Shew these documents to Mr Kennedy when he calls here.
ABd 21 Sepr
So proceed.
The yearly gross receipts of Crown Reve (subject to some deductions) are £6038.17.5 in 1862. The quarterly receipts are
Gross receipts 4332.6
Deductions about 190
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Net 4142
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Shewn to Captain K. 5 Octr.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Financial returns for the year ending 31 December 1862, and for the quarter ending 31 March 1863, signed by Alexander Watson, Treasurer (thirty pages).
Douglas, James to Pelham-Clinton, Henry Pelham Fiennes 3 August 1863, CO 305:20, no. 9249, 275. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/V63032.html.

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