Moody to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Topographical Office
4 New Street Spring Gardens
15th Sepr 1858
I solicit authority for the Lord Commrs of HM Treasury to cause to be paid to Messrs Cox & Co Army Agents the usual advance of Pay to be issued to the Royal Engineers proceeding to British Columbia.
In the present instance it would be for 120 days at the following rates per an.
Colonel, £330
Army Pay [Abd.]
+ £1200 = £1530
Three Captains 202 + 350 = 552
Two Subalterns 125 + 250 = 375
The "advance" to Lt Colonel Hawkins' party proceeding to the same District was rather over 120 days.
I have the honor to be Sir
Yr most obedient humble Servant
R.C. Moody
Col. R.E.

Herman Merivale Esq
Under Secy of State
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
You will observe that Colonel Moody asks us to authorize the Treasury to pay the Army as well as the Colonial pay. 1 Can we do so? Ought not the Military pay to be drawn for in the usual way? I imagine that the discussion on this particular point between Sir E. Lytton, General Peel &c has not yet taken place. In the meanwhile these Officers must at once receive the customary advance. Since writing the preceeding I have remembered that the T-y say that they will communicate hereafter with the War Office as to the expense properly chargeable on Army funds. Such being the case we may at once request the T-y to order these payments?
ABd 16 Sepr
Annex draft to Treasury enclosing Col. Moody's letter. Point out that by the proposal thus made charges hitherto devolving on War Office funds will be placed to the Colonial account. That this is a point to wh Sir E. Lytton attaches importance but that considering how important it is on all grounds that there sd be no further unnecessary delay he recommendsManuscript image the Treasury to comply with Col. Moody's application. But that the final adjustment of distribution of the several items of expenditure under the various accounts must be reviewed for consideration & arrangement.
C Sep 16
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Draft, Colonial Office to C.E. Trevelyan, Treasury, Immediate, 17 September 1858, recommending that Moody's request be complied with to prevent further delay, and that an adjustment be made in the future.
  1. Information about army as well as colonial pay for Moody. Where to put??
People in this document

Blackwood, Arthur Johnstone

Carnarvon, Earl

Hawkins, John Summerfield

Lytton, Edward George Earle Bulwer

Merivale, Herman

Moody, Richard Clement

Peel, Jonathan

Trevelyan, Charles Edward

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Colonial Office

Cox & Co.


War Office

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British Columbia