Moody to Under-Secretary of State
Topographical Office, War Dept
4 New Street, Spring Gardens
26th Octr 1858
Sir,
In connection with my letter of the 28th Inst I find the instructions from the Admiralty for the conveyance of stores by Euphrates are "that she is to take the stores shut out from the Briseis and in this is included the twelvemonths Provisions asked for in my letter of the 28h Septr."
I respectfully request your "authority" for the above stores being granted. Permit me to add it is a great satisfaction that this additional years supply of provisions are being sent. It relieves my mind of considerable anxiety on many important grounds.
I take this opportunity of mentioning arrangements have been concluded by which I am able to reduce the quantity of compressed hay first asked for by me and authorized.
I have the honour to be Sir
Yr most obedient humble Servant
R.C. Moody
Col. R.E.

The Under Secretary of State
Colonial Office
Minutes by CO staff
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We desired the Admy to provide passage on board the Euphrates for certain non-commissioned officers & men of the R. Engineers. The Admy not only executed this instruction, but according to Colonel Moody's infn, directed that the Euphrates should also take the stores shut out from the Briseis.
The owners say, [sentence unfinished].
There has been much fifficulty in unravelling the confusion occasioned by Colonel Moody's [sentence unfinished]. 1 See Lord C's minute.
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This is no doubt an unsatisfactory affair and we are placed in a dilemma. Col. Moody has miscalculated or mismanaged, and the Owners of the Briseis and Euphrates are driving a bargain. But as the best of two evils the 12 month's additional stores had better I think be granted.
C Oct 26
Other documents included in the file
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Draft, Carnarvon to Secretary to the Admiralty, 27 October 1858, forwarding copy of the letter and approving transport of the provisions and hay in the Euphrates.
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Draft, Carnarvon to Moody, 27 October 1858, advising that Lytton had sanctioned the transporting of provisions and hay on the Euphrates.
Rough draft, Lytton to Moody, n.d., instructions to Moody.
Draft, Lytton to Moody, 29 October 1858, draft of above with further revisions by Lytton.
Minutes by CO staff
Sir Edward Lytton's draft of Instructions to Colonel Moody, of which when finally sanctioned, Sir Edward wishes the Governor to have a copy, for his infn.
Footnotes
  1. A previous minute by Blackwood, as follows, has been crossed out: Add minute here. [p.230]
People in this document

Blackwood, Arthur Johnstone

Carnarvon, Earl

Elliot, Thomas Frederick

Lytton, Edward George Earle Bulwer

Merivale, Herman

Moody, Richard Clement

Organizations in this document

Colonial Office

Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty

Vessels in this document

Briseis

Euphrates

Moody, Richard Clement to Carnarvon, Earl 26 October 1858, CO 60:3, no. 10962, 354. 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/B586M25.html.

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