No. 18, Financial
6th March 1866
Sir,
Referring to your Separate Despatch dated 12th October 1865 and other correspondence on the subject of Crown Lands and Revenues, and in view of the liabilities to the Imperial Government for the outlay incurred in the erection of LighthouseswhichManuscript image which it seems doubtful whether the local Legislature will make good, I have deemed it my duty to direct that all Crown Revenues such as fines, fees, forfeitures should be carried to that account from the 1st January 1866.
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
Put by. I am surprised the Governor has not carried these items of Crown Revenue to the Crown fund account before.
ABd 16 May
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It is to me very obscure. Perhaps we had better ask the Govr whether these items were not carried to the Crown Revenue account before; and if not, for what reason?
TFE 17 May
WEF 18/5
EC 19
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Memo:
On looking further into this despatch we are led to believe that we mistook it's import. Both Mr Blackwood and I imagined the Governor to mean that he had just begun to carry fines and fees to the credit of the Crown Revenue. But on further examination it would rather appear that he only means that he has applied the fines and fees to the purpose of meeting Lighthouse expenditure. I have sketched a draft to settle the point.
[TFE] 21 June
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Draft reply, Cardwell to Kennedy, No. 27, 25 June 1866.
Kennedy, Arthur to Cardwell, Edward 6 March 1866, CO 305:28, no. 4664, 258. 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/V66018.html.

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