No. 4, Miscellaneous
5th January 1865
Sir,
I have the honor to request you will cause the necessary steps to be taken for procuring a supply of postage labels for the use of this Colony.
It is proposed that two denominations of stamps only should be prepared at present and which in addition to a profile portrait of Her Majesty surmounted by the wordsVancouverManuscript image, Vancouver Island, should bear at the foot the words, Five Cents, and, Ten Cents, respectively.
These stamps might be respectively of a red and blue colour.
The number required of each description is fifty thousand, and I should feel obliged if a portion of each kind could be sent by post as soon after completion as possible and the remainder in instalments by subsequent Mails.
These Stamps are urgently required there being none in use in the Colony.
I have the honor to be,
Sir,
Your most obedient Servant
A.E. Kennedy
Governor
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Instruct the Crown Agents to execute this Order.
ABd 1-3
Draft.
TFE 1/3
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Elliot to Crown Agents, 4 March 1865, forwarding copy of the despatch and instructing them to forward the required stamps.
Kennedy, Arthur to Cardwell, Edward 5 January 1865, CO 305:25, no. 1984, 55. 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/V65004.html.

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