Trevelyan to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Treasury Chambers
25 November 1858
Sir,
With reference to Mr Elliot's letter of the 15th Instant, 1 enclosing Copy of a letter from Captain Parsons, reporting his arrival at Panama and stating the actual and probable expenses of transporting his party to British Columbia, 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 have, since the first advance of £540 to Captain Parsons, authorized the Paymaster General, by their letter to him of the 6th Inst; to accept and pay a bill for £823 drawn by Capt Parsons for the Passage of his party of Royal Engineers from Panama to San Francisco, and They will directtheManuscript image the acceptance of further Bills to the extent of £277, which with the sum of £1323 already issued, will make up the amount of £1600.
I am etc.
C.E. Trevelyan
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Inform the Govr with reference to Despatch of 15 Novr?
VJ 26 N
Annex dt.
C Nov 26
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Lytton to Douglas, No. 49, 1 December 1858.
Trevelyan, Charles Edward to Merivale, Herman 25 November 1858, CO 60:2, no. 12111, 318. 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/B585TE21.html.

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