No. 166, Military Expenses
6 June 1859
Colonel Moody, Commanding the Troops in British Columbia, having made requisition upon me for the sum of about Five Thousand Two Hundred Pounds,
The Land Fund was ordered to bear these expenses as a first charge. I am afraid the Govr has no intentions of obeying.
to meet the amounts of Colonial Pay due to the Officers and Men of the Royal Engineers from the 1stManuscript image1st September 1858 to the 31st May 1859, and also for the Sum of One Thousand Two Hundred pounds to liquidate the amounts due for working pay to the Force of Royal Marines serving in the Colony, I have the honor to acquaint you that the Funds of the Colony not being able to bear this demand upon them, I have been obliged to direct the Treasurer to procure the Money by Bills of Exchange upon Her Majesty's Paymaster General, and due notice shall be rendered to that Officer ofManuscript imageof the negotiation of the Bills.
I have etc.
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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No help for this at present.
ABd 25 July
HM July 26
CF 27
N 28
Other documents included in the file
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Draft, Colonial Office to G.A. Hamilton, Treasury, 12 August 1859, forwarding copy of the despatch and recommending payment.
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, No. 19, 7 September 1859.