Peel to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Treasury Chambers
24 August 1863
The Lords Commissoners of Her Majesty's Treasury have had before them your letter of the 15th of June last enclosing copy of a Despatch which His Grace the Duke of Newcastle proposes to address to Governor Douglas on the subject of the future constitutions of Vancouver Island & British Columbia, and respecting the Civil Lists of the two Colonies, and Their Lordships desire me to state for His Grace's information that They see no reason to object to the provisions embodied in the Despatch respecting the Civil Lists of the two Colonies in question.
I am, Sir
Your Obedient Servant
F. Peel
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
We recd, at the time, the verbal concurrence of the T-y.
Put by.
ABd 25/8
Mr Blackwood
The despatch has gone?
TFE 25/8