No. 89[a]
23rd October 1864
I have the honor to transmit a copy of a letter received from the Crown Agents for the Colonies making application for authority for the payment of £1710.7.2 in connection with the supply of certain dredging machinery to the Government of this Colony being in addition to the sum of £6000 previously authorized forthat that service and to request that the authority sought may be conveyed to the Crown Agents.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient Servant
A.E. Kennedy
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
We have had no direct communication with the Agents on this Subject—every transaction in connection with the Dredging Vessel being managed by Mr Pemberton. I suppose the authority for the payment of the balance of £1710.7.2 should be given to the Agent?
VJ 3 Jan
Mr Jadis
No doubt. SendManuscript image them a copy of this despatch and enclosure and convey to them authority, in compliance with the Governor's request, to pay the balance of £[blank] due in respect of the supply of certain dredging machinery to the Govt of Vancouver Id.
TFE 3 Janry
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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W.C. Sargeaunt, Crown Agents, to Acting Colonial Secretary, 29 August 1864, again calling their attention to the outstanding balance due on account of the dredging machinery, and asking the Governor to cause the required authority be forwarded without delay.
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Elliot to Crown Agents, 7 January 1865, authorizing payment of the outstanding balance.