Moody to Under-Secretary of State
Topographical Office, War Dept
4 New Street, Spring Gardens
25th Octr 1858
I have the honour to request that the sum of £3400.0s.0d may be placed to my credit at Messrs Cox & Co. to defray the remaining expenses on acct of authorized stores obtained by me.
I would respectfully solicit that this may be done as early as possible as it is of the greatest importance I should complete the payments and forward the accounts and Vouchers before I leave England. I sail from Liverpool on Saturday morning next.
I have the honor to be Sir
Yr most obedient humble Servant
R.C. Moody
Col. R.E.

The Under Secretary of State
for the Colonies
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Will you sanction our writing today to the Treasury requesting this imprest.
The Treasury are prepared to make the payment.
ABd 26 Octr
Lord Carnarvon
You will know whether this is right. Drafts have been prepared at once, subject to your approval.
TFE 26 Octr
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This may I think proceed without delay.
C Oct 26
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4 New Street Spring Gardens
26th Octr 1858
My dear Sir
At last we have all the accounts "in," & I hasten to send the request for the Imprest to defray. I would entreat that this be passed on as quickly as possible as I am most anxious to square up all with the vouchers (the most important part of the story) before I leave England. The above is to defray expense of stores authorizedbyManuscript image by Secretary of State and which have been shipped off to B. Columbia.
Yrs most faithfully
R.C. Moody

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Draft, Colonial Office to C.E. Trevelyan, Treasury, 26 October 1858, forwarding copy of the letter and asking that payment of £3400 be made.
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Draft, Colonial Office to Moody, 26 October 1858, advising that Treasury had been instructed to place £3400 to his credit.