Lindley to Newcastle
International Exhibition 1862
Exhibition Building
South Kensington, W.
Feb. 2 1863
My Lord Duke
As the only remaining Commissioner for the N.W. American Colonies I beg to ask of your Grace the favour of an order to the Agents for Crown Colonies directing them to take charge of certain small packages placed in my care for Vancouver & British Columbia.
The packages consist of books of Awards, Illustrated Catalogues, Medals & similar articles for the Executive Committees at Victoria and N. Westminster.
I haveManuscript image no public funds out of which to defray the cost of transmission and I therefore venture to hope that you will sanction that expense being charged by the agents to the two Governments.
I have the honour to be
My Lord Duke
Your faithful Servt
John Lindley
His Grace the Duke of Newcastle
&c &c &c
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
I suppose this request may be complied with. If so inform the writer—the Governor & instruct the Agents Genl.
ABd 4 Feb.
TFE 4/2
Other documents included in the file
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Elliot to the Agents General, 6 February 1863, asking them to take charge of the packages and charge the expense to the colonies.
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Elliot to Lindley, 6 February 1863, advising that the agents had been authorized to take charge of the packages.
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, No. 3, 5 February 1863, transmitting a copy of Lindley's letter and informing Douglas that the agents general have been authourized to take charge of the packages.