No. 87, Miscellaneous
19th October 1864
Referring to my Despatch No 69 dated 5th September 1864, I have the honor to inform you that gold has been discovered over a still more extended area in the District of Sooke River and that mining and digging are still pursued with profit and with good prospects.
The total amount received for mining licences to 8th October 1864 is three thousand six hundred dollars ($3600),leavingManuscript image leaving a handsome balance to the credit of Crown Revenue after paying all expenses.
I have the honor to be,
Your most obedient Servant,
A.E. Kennedy
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
This is a satisfactory account of the Sooke River Mining District. Acknowledge?
VJ 20 Decr
TFE 20/12
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Draft reply, Cardwell to Kennedy, No. 72, 30 December 1864.
Kennedy, Arthur to Cardwell, Edward 19 October 1864, CO 305:23, no. 11619, 387. 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.

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