No. 211
27 August 1859
My Lord Duke
I have the honor to acquaint Your Grace that Colonel Moody commanding the Troops in British Columbia has made requisition upon me for Funds to meet the amount of Military Pay due to the Royal Engineers for the months of JulyManuscript imageJuly and August, and the amounts of Working pay due to the Royal Engineers and Royal Marines for the month of August, amounting in the whole to the sum of, in round numbers, Three Thousand Pounds.
2. As the Funds in the Colonial Chest are insufficient to admit of this demand upon them, I shall be obliged to draw for the amount upon Her Majesty's Paymaster General, and I trust your Grace will be pleased to obtain the necessary authority from the Treasury for the Bills presented on thisManuscript imagethis account to be paid when they become due.
I have etc.
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
This "rich" in gold Colony is fast becoming most seriously expensive to the British Exchequer.
Copy to Treasury as usual.
ABd 10 Oct
HM O 13
I should like to have a statement of sums paid in the present financial year.
N 16
Steps are being taken at the Treasury to make out this return. Our infn here wd not enable us to draw out a statement, the correctness of which we rely on.
ABd 2 Novr
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Draft, Elliot to G.A. Hamilton, Treasury, 7 November 1859, forwarding copy of the despatch and requesting payment.