25 April 1859
I have the honor to forward to you herewith a Letter addressed to you by Colonel Moody, upon the subject of the allowances made to him for the passages of himself and Family from England to this Country, and I trust that it may be possible to view his caseManuscript imagecase in a favorable light, for I can add my testimony to the very heavy expense which attach to living in this part of the world; and the disproportionate rate of the Officer's salaries to the expensive nature of the Country, is a subject which I propose to bring to the serious and special notice of Her Majesty's Government.
I have etc.
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
See the annexed draft written in pursuance of the Minutes on 5435.
The despatch may be sent, as proposed, to the Governor, I presume.
A demand for augmentation of salaries is on the road.
ABd 10 June
If it is intended to abide by the decision, then the draft to be slightly altered as within.
HM June 11
I think that this sd be submitted to our successors in this Office.
C June 11
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Moody to Under-Secretary of State, 9 April 1859, inquiring whether £100 had been issued for the payment of Mrs. Moody's passage.