Butler to Secretary of State
Weston Super Mare
No 2 Park Crescent
1 Sep 1865
I have received a letter I presume through your Office from Victoria (Vancouvers Island) Written to me by Wm A.G. Young Esq. Colonial Secretary respecting my Son who is now lying Sick & disabled. I had received intelligence of his misfortune and wrote him to know in what way I could send himManuscript image such money to meet his expenses having made enquiries both at Bristol and this place with the Banks & Post Office but cannot discover any means of safe remittance.
If you can please give me the information I shall [be] most obliged.
I am
Yours very resply
Spilsbury Butler

To The Colonial Secretary
Minutes by CO staff
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Ansr that we know nothing of the commn the writer has recd from Mr Young, but that we believe he can safely remit money to V.C.I. through the Bank of B. Columbia, or theBank of B.N. America.
ABd 2 Sep.
We know nothing of the letter. Mr Cardwell believes that money may be remitted to V.C.I. thro' the Bank of [blank] or the Bank of [blank]; but of course he must [proceed on his own judgment and his own responsibility. Cut off microfilm].
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Elliot to Butler, 6 September 1865, advising how money could probably be remitted to the colony, but cautioning that "you must proceed on your own judgment and your own responsibility."