Romaine to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
30 August 1859
In reply to your Letter of the 20th Instant, requesting to be informed whether the party referred to, in my Letter of the 4th Instant, as having been conveyed to British Columbia, and for whose passages payment is requested, consisted principally of Sappers and Miners; I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, to acquaint you, for the information of His Grace the Duke of Newcastle, that Party embarked in the "Thames City" for conveyance to British Columbia consistedManuscript imageconsisted as follows vizt
Officers Ladies Men Women Children
1 — 114 31 34 Royal Engineers
1 — 2 — — 15th Huzzars
1 — 1 — — Royal Arty
1 — 1 — — Medical Staff
1 1 — — — Chaplain
1 — — — — Collector of Customs
I am etc.
W.G. Romaine
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Now write to the Treasury in the terms of Mr Elliot's minute on Admy/7763?
HT Irving 31 Augt
Annex dt.
HM Aug 31