No. 221, Military Expenses
19 October 1859
My Lord Duke,
I have the honor to enclose herewith, the Copy of a letter from Colonel Moody commanding the Forces in British Columbia, making requisition upon me, for the sum of Two Thousand Six Hundred pounds (£2,600) to enable him to make provision for Officers Quarters, Hospital andManuscript imageand additional accommodation for men, and also a second letter making further requisition for the sum of One hundred and sixty pounds (£160) to erect a building for a Military school, and I beg to acquaint your Grace that having no funds available for the purpose in the Colonial Chest I have been obliged to issue instructions to the Treasurer, to procure the same by Bills upon Her Majesty's Paymaster General, to the amount, in roundManuscript imageround numbers, of Two Thousand Eight hundred Pounds (£2,800), and I hope that the necessary authority may be obtained for the acceptance of those Bills upon presentation.
I have etc.
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Request the Treasury to accept the Bills, as usual?
HT Irving 19 Dec 59
At once.
HM D 21
Other documents included in the file
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Draft, Merivale to G.A. Hamilton, Treasury, 28 December 1859, forwarding copy of the despatch and requesting payment of the bills.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Moody to Douglas, 7 October 1859, requesting funds for the erection of officers quarters, hospital and additional accommodation.
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Moody to Douglas, 7 October 1859, enclosing letter from the military chaplain, as noted below.
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Reverend John Sheepshanks to Moody, no date, requesting funds for the erection of a regimental school.