Moody to Under-Secretary of State
30th Octr 1858
I have the honor to state it has been desirable by the War Dt that the purchase of Forage (Oats & a small quantity of Hay) obtained for B. Columbia by Mr Eaton H.M. Storekeeper Tower should be defrayed by me instead of paying through their Accounts as the other Stores will be. I did not contemplate this when I made my last demand.
I think it would facilitate matters if you would sanction the above and move H.M. Treasury to place the sums required—viz
George Kean for Oats 174. 8. 3
S.H. Whitboard for Hay 8.14.10
183. 3. 1 to myManuscript image to my acct at Messrs Cox & Co.
May I request your decision to be sent under cover to Captain Elphinstone R.E. 4 New Street Spring Gardens.
I have the honour to be Sir
Yr most obedt humble Sert
R.C. Moody
Col. R.E.

The Under Secretary of State
for the Colonies
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
No help for it, I suppose, except to recommend the Treasury to pay, as usual.
ABd 1 Novr
Lord Carnarvon
I suppose that it must be so. The answer shd go under cover to Capn Elphinstone, as requested.
TFE 2 Novr
Annex draft at once.
C N 3
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Draft, Elliot to C.E. Trevelyan, Treasury, 11 November 1858, forwarding copy of Moody's letter and asking that the payment be sanctioned.