Moody to Under-Secretary of State
Topographical Office, War Dept
4 New Street, Spring Gardens
26th Octr 1858
You have been pleased to sanction the principle that the Baggage of the Judge and Treasurer of B. Columbia should be conveyed in the Vessel taking out Government Stores to that Colony provided it did not displace any of the Public Stores.
I regret to say it was not in my power to carry out your favourable disposition in this matter either in the Thames City or in the Briseis the space in both vessels being extremely limited.
In the Euphrates conveying the few men and a small quantity of Stores there is ample room and I beg to be informed whether this meets with your sanction for the baggage referred to being received on board and also whether it is to be included in the general amount oftonnageManuscript image tonnage taken up by the Govt for B. Columbia.
Such I believe to be your desire but an authority upon which I can act to that effect is necessary.
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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Ansr that as Colonel Moody reports that there is ample room for Captain Gossett's baggage on board the Euphrates it will be proper that that Officer's baggage should be sent in that vessel & be included in the general amount of tonnage takenManuscript image up by the Govt for the service of B. Columbia.
ABd 26 Octr
I pass a draft to save time as Colonel Moody & Capn Gossett are on the point of departure from England.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft, Carnarvon to Moody, 28 October 1858, approving the transport of Gosset's baggage on the Euphrates.