Moody to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
4 New St, Spring Gardens
29th September 1858
In connexion with the letter I had the honor to address to you on the 24th Inst1 respecting the Pay of the Officers and Men of the British Columbia Expedition it occurs to me it might be desirable to state more explicitly that the pay referred to by me is not the Regimental Pay, properly so called, but, what is known as the Extra pay and allowances. I wish also to explain this ceases as a matter of course according to the QueensRegulationsManuscript image Regulations when not employed on War Department duties. It does not arise from any special withdrawal of pay in the individual case of the British Columbian Expedition, and I trust my letter may not have conveyed that idea, because I have received the greatest possible consideration and prompt assistance from the War Department throughout. It is my duty to mention this.
The case stands thus, from the dates of receiving their orders, the Officers have all been employed on Colonial Service, and not on Military Service andthereforeManuscript image therefore I have ventured to suggest their position might be deemed parallel with Col: Hawkins and his expedition when their Services were transferred from Military to Foreign Office Duty.
I should feel greatly obliged if the above observations could be brought to the notice of the Secretary of State in connexion with my former letter on this subject.
I have the honor to be Sir
Your most obedient humble Servant
R.C. Moody
Col. R.E.

Herman Merivale Esqe
Under Secy of State
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Lord Carnarvon
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