Hamilton to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Treasury Chambers
17 June 1859
With reference to your Letter of the 7th Inst:, enclosing copy of a Despatch from the Governor of British Columbia, stating that he has drawn a further Bill, on account of the expenses of the Royal Engineers in that colony, for the sum of £1,500; I am directed by the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, to acquaint you, for the information of Sir E.B. Lytton, that They have instructed the Paymaster General, to accept two Bills drawn by the Treasurer of British Columbia, for the amount ofManuscript imageof the Governor's Requisition, vizt
No. 12 for £1,000
and 13 " 500
A copy of a Letter from Mr Hoffay, dated the 31st Ultimo, relative to the Bills drawn by the Colonial Treasurer, on account of Army Services, is enclosed herein; and I am to request that you will move Sir E.B. Lytton to instruct the Governor to furnish an explanation, in regard to the difference in the amounts of the Military Requisitions, and the amounts of the Bills drawn.
I am to state that Their Lordship's Letters of the 3rd and 13th Ultimo, referred to by Mr Hoffay, directed the acceptance of BillsManuscript imageBills to the extent of £2,520.
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
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Lytton to Douglas, No. 2, 25 June 1859.
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, 31 May 1859, advising that further bills from British Columbia had been presented for acceptance.