Parsons to Lytton
12 Novr 1858
I have the honor to forward a statement of the expenses incurred by me on the Public service while proceeding with a detachment of the Royal Engineers from Southampton viâ Panamá to Victoria, Vancouver Isld.
The Receipts I obtained for many of the Sums expended, are not forwarded with this Statement, my instructions from Coll Moody being that they should be submitted to him.
I have the honor to be Sir
Your most obedient Servant
R.M. Parsons
Captn R.E.

The Rt Honble
The Secretary of State
for the Colonies
&c &c &c
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Send the Accounts to the Treasury for information. There is nothing to remark upon as Capt Parsons has brought the expenditure within the £1600 advanced by the Treasury?
VJ 20 Jan
Yes. See 652. 1
HM Jan 20
He is within the £1600 by £1.3.9. Treasury?
C Jany 20
EBL Jan 21
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Draft, Colonial Office to C.E. Trevelyan, Treasury, 28 January 1859, forwarding copy of the letter and enclosed account for information.