Storks to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
23 November 1858
I am directed by Secretary Major General Peel to transmit to you for the information of Secretary Sir Edward Lytton, the enclosed copy of a letter from the Admiralty, containing a list of the Provisions shipped on board the "Euphrates," for the use of the Detachment of Royal Engineers proceeding to British Columbia, with a Statement of the cost of the several articles enumerated.
It being understood that theManuscript image Colony is to defray all expenses connected with the supply of Rations &c to this Detachment, and that Colonel Moody is to render an account thereof to the Governor, Major General Peel, conceives that the Settlement of the claim in question, with any others of the same nature, should be effected between the Admiralty and the Colonial Office.
I am to add that the Lords of the Admiralty have been informed that such is the view taken by General Peel of the course to be adopted.
I have etc.
H.K. Storks
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Mr Elliot
Request the Treasury to discharge this claim, and apprize the War Office accly.
These stores are, as I understand, a portion of the 12 months requisition of Colonel Moody which was agreed to, but which could not be sent in the Thames City or Briseis.
ABd 24 Nov
Annex dt.
C N 23
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Draft, Elliot to Secretary to the Admiralty, 3 December 1858, acknowledging receipt of list of foodstuffs from War Office and stating that costs of provisions sent to British Columbia were to be defrayed from the Parliamentary vote next session.
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Mr Jadis
The Admiralty do not appear to claim repayt at present, so I have not written to the Treasury as directed by Mr Blackwoods minute?
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Draft, Elliot to Under-Secretary, War Office, 3 December 1858, stating the Admiralty had been advised that accounts for stores for British Columbia should be rendered to the Colonial Office.
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W.G. Romaine, Admiralty, to Under-Secretary of State, War Office, 8 November 1858, advising that foodstuffs as specified on list as to quantity and cost had been shippin on the Euphrates.