Richards to Under-Secretary of State
Department of the Comptroller of Transport Services
Admiralty,
Somerset House, W.C.
4 March 1859
Sir
With reference to your Letter of yesterdays date requesting to be furnished with a statement of all expenses incurred by this Department for the transport of Royal Engineers and Stores to British Columbia, and for the passages to Colon of Persons connected with the Colony, I beg to transmit the accompanying Return; observing, however, that it is only an "Estimate" of the expense that will be incurred, as no Accounts have been receivedManuscript imagereceived from the Ships, nor with the Exception of Advances on the "Thames City" and Euphrates have any payments been made.
I have etc.
Chas. Richards
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
An account of sums paid by the Admiralty on account of Transport & Contract passages to B. Columbia.
Put by—for reference.
HT Irving 5 March
At once.
HM Mh 5
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Statement of the estimated expense for conveying troops and stores to British Columbia, signed by Richards, Comptroller of Transport Services.
People in this document

Carnarvon, Earl

Irving, Henry Turner

Merivale, Herman

Richards, George Henry

Richards, Charles

Organizations in this document

Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty

Vessels in this document

Euphrates

Thames City, 1856

Places in this document

British Columbia

Richards, Charles to Carnarvon, Earl 4 March 1859, CO 60:5, no. 2425, 311. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/B595AD11.html.

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