No. 188, Military Expenses
6 July 1859
I have the honor to acquaint you that I have received requisitions from Colonel Moody, Commanding the Troops in British Columbia, for the Amounts of money described on the other side hereof
For Regimental Pay of the Royal Engineers to 30 June...£1600.
For Established working Pay of ditto to 31 July........£2095.
For Commissariat Expenses of Royal Engineers...........£1000.
For Working Pay to Royal Marines to 31 July............£1479.
Total £6174.
upon Military Account.
TheManuscript image2. The Colonial Chest being incapable of meeting this Demand, or any part of it, I have been necessitated to authorize the Treasurer to obtain the Funds by Bills upon Her Majesty's Paymaster General, who will be duly advised of their negociation.
I have etc.
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
See Treasy/8556.
These Bills include—1st a sum of £1600 for the Regimental Pay of the Engineers. 2nd £1479 for working pay to the Marines.
The Treasury at present accept all Bills drawn from British Columbia for whatever service, charging them to the Parliamentary Grant. Ask them therefore to do so in this case.
But the regimental pay is to be defrayed by the War Department. It would be desirable therefore to get a statement from the Governor of the amounts, if any that have already been drawn on this account and to instruct him to continue to distinguish them in future. [Hisfer?] he has not done this.
As to the working pay of the Marines, we have not yet ascertained by whom it has been authorized and the Treasury must therefore be asked to accept as on the previous occasion (See 7337) the Bill for that service.
Write to the Treasury & Governor accordingly.
HT Irving 29 Augt
Annex dt.
HM Augt 29
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, No. 22, 7 September 1859, requesting a statement for the amount for the military Expenses of the Colony.
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Draft, Merivale to G.A. Hamilton, Treasury, 10 September 1859, forwarding copy of the despatch and requesting that the bills be paid and charged to the account of the colony.