No. 10
16 March 1866
Sir,
I have the honor to transmit to you, for your information, the copy of a correspondence which has passed between the Crown Agents, the Board of Treasury and this Department respecting the investment of the Vancouver Island Sinking Fund intheManuscript image the securities of certain specified Colonial Governments.
I have the honor to be
Sir,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Edward Cardwell
Other documents included in the file
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Copy, Elliot to Hamilton, 13 February 1866, enclosing a "copy of a letter from the Crown Agents for the Colonies, inquiring whether they may make certain investments of the Vancouver Island Sinking Funds."
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Copy, Sargeaunt to Elliot, 6 February 1866, redarding the "British Columbia Sinking Funds on the Loans of that Colony in the Securities either of Ceylon, New South Wales, Mauritius, Victoria, or the Cape of Good Hope.
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Copy, Childers to Rogers, 3 March 1866, stating that "that they see no objection to the Trustees of the Vancouver's Island Sinking Fund being authorised to invest in the Securities of the Governments of Ceylon, New South Wales, Mauritius, Victoria, or the Cape of Good Hope."
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Copy, Elliot to the Crown Agents for the Colonies, 16 March 1866, informing that the "Lords Commissoners of the Treasury have stated…that they see no objection to the Trustees of the Vancouver's Island Sinking Fund being authorised to invest in the Securities of the Governments of Ceylon, New South Wales, Mauritius, Victoria, or the Cape of Good Hope."
Cardwell, Edward to Kennedy, Arthur 16 March 1866, NAC RG7:G8C/5, 344. 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/V667010.html.

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