Paget to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
1 July 1859
I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, to transmit herewith a statement of expenses incurred by the Naval Department on account of supplies of Provisions &ca to the Colony of British Columbia amounting to £5294.3.5, and to request that you will move His Grace the Duke of Newcastle to cause repayment to be made to the credit of Naval Services through Her Majesty's Paymaster General who has been requested to receive the amount.
I am etc.
C. Paget
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
I think you have made provision in yr Estimate for these provisions sent to B. Columbia.
ABd 2 July
There is an item for Stores, but the Estimate has not yet been voted. Answer that when that has taken place, payment will be ordered—and take some note of the case to ensure it's being attended to as soon as the Estimates are passed?
TFE 2 July
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C 2 July
N 5 July
Other documents included in the file
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Merivale to Secretary to the Admiralty, 16 July 1859, advising that the estimate had not yet been voted, but "when that has taken place, payment will be ordered of the claim by the Naval Department."
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Statement of expenses incurred on account of Colonial Office for supplies to British Columbia.