Hamilton to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Treasury Chambers
17 June 1859
With reference to the Letter from this Board of the 17th Instant, upon the subject of Bills drawn for Army Services by the Treasurer of British Columbia, I am directed by the Lords Commrs of Her Majesty's Treasury to transmit to you for the information of Sir E.B. Lytton, the enclosed copy of a Letter from the Assistant Paymaster General, containing a List of Bills drawn for the purpose of meeting the Requisitions of the Officer commanding the Troops in the above mentioned Colony.
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I am to acquaint you that, in accordance with the suggestion of the Paymaster General, His Lordship has been authorized to accept such of the Bills enumerated in the List, as had not been previously reported to this Board, vizt Nos 9 to 11 and 14 to 21 inclusive.
I am etc.
Geo. A. Hamilton
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Copy to Governor: requesting explanation.
ABd 23 June
Annex dt.
HM June 23
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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E.A. Hoffay, Paymaster General's Office, to Secretary of the Treasury, Immediate, 11 June 1859, transmitting communication from Douglas (not in file) advising of further bills to meet the expenses of troops stationed in British Columbia, with explanation.