No. 26
1st August 1864
Sir,
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Despatch No. 27 of the 20th of May reporting that, subject to the approval of the Secretary of State you authorized Mr. Watson, the Colonial Treasurer, to draw his Salary at the rate of Six hundred pounds (£600) a year.
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I regret that I am unable to sanction the increase of Mr. Watson's, or of any other Salary without sufficient security that funds, not merely arising from accumulated balances, but from the Revenue annually accruing to the Crown or the Colonial Treasury will be forthcoming to meet the charges whichwouldManuscript image would be thus created.
I have the honor to be
Sir
Your obedient servant
Edward Cardwell
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Cardwell, Edward to Kennedy, Arthur 1 August 1864, NAC RG7:G8C/04, 234. 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/V647226.html.

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