Trevelyan to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Treasury Chambers
6 November 1858
With reference to Mr Elliot's letter of the 30th Ultimo, 1 I am directed by the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury to acquaint you, for the information of Sir E.B. Lytton, that My Lords will not object to the issue, quarterly, of Colonel Moody's Civil and Military pay, as Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works in British Columbia, to his Agents Messrs Cox & Co, but They consider that that Officer should transmit periodically to the Secretary of State the usual Certificate of his Existence, required in similar cases.
An advance of 120 days pay has already beenmadeManuscript image made to Colonel Moody and other officers of this Expedition, which pay Their Lordships presume will commence from the date when They ceased to receive pay from the War Department, as sanctioned by the letter of this Board of the 7th Ultimo. 2
I am to request that you will move Sir E.B. Lytton to cause Their Lordships to be informed of the above date.
I am etc.
C.E. Trevelyan
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Acquaint Colonel Moody accordingly through the Govr?
VJ 9 Novr
TFE 9/11
Annex dt.
C N 10
Other documents included in the file
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Draft, Elliot to Under-Secretary of State for War, 22 November 1858, requesting date that Moody and his men ceased to receive pay from the War Department.
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Draft reply, Lytton to Douglas, No. 45, 19 November 1858.