Sargeaunt to Elliot (Assistant Under-Secretary)
Offices of the Crown Agents for the Colonies,
Spring Gardens, London, S.W.
February 16 1865
I transmit to you the Enclosed letter, in original, from the Colonial Treasurer of Vancouver Island, stating that under the authority of the Governor of that Colony he had drawn a bill at 30 days sight for the sum of One thousand pounds sterling, in favor of the Bank of British North America, on account of the "Vancouver Island Road and Harbour (£40,000) Loan," and I have to apply for MrSecretaryManuscript image Secretary CardwellSecretary Cardwell Secretary Cardwell's authority for accepting the same, although the balance in the hands of the Crown Agents in favor of the Government of that Colony is only £471:7:2.
I have written by the Mail leaving this Country this evening to the Colonial Secretary bringing to the notice of the local Government the state of their Account.
I have the honor to be,
Your most obedient servant
W.C. Sargeaunt
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Mr Elliot
Authorize acceptance of the Bill, & approve of the communication made by Mr Sargeaunt to the Governor on the state of the V.C.I. account.
ABd 18 Feb
TFE 20/
EC 20
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Colonial Office to Crown Agents, 21 February 1865, authorizing them to accept the bill and expressing approval of the communication "addressed to the Governor on the state of the accounts of the Colonial Government."
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Copy for [sigre?].
But prepare a draft to the Govr, sending him Copies of this Correspondence, & requesting that he will take the necessary steps to remit to the Crown Agents the balance due to them, and that, in case he shd have drawn any further Bills, he will remit a sufficient Sum to cover the amounts of such Bills also.
TFE 21/2
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Draft reply, Cardwell to Kennedy, No. 8, 23 February 1865.
Sargeaunt, William Charles to Elliot, Thomas Frederick 16 February 1865, CO 305:27, no. 1629, 54. 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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