Hamilton to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Treasury Chambers
16 July 1859
Sir,
The Lords Commissioners of Her Majestys Treasury desire me to acquaint you, for the information of the Duke of Newcastle, that they have given directions for the acceptance of Bills drawn by the Governor of British Columbia for the amount of £5.000. to enable Colonel Moody to meet the difficulty occasioned by the loss of the "Briseis" laden with stores for the Engineers, as requested in your letter of 9th Instant.
I am etc.
Geo. A. Hamilton
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Acquaint the Governor apprizing him also of the steps taken to replace the Stores burnt in the Briseis.
ABd 18 July
Annex dt.
HM Jy 18
Hamilton, George Alexander to Merivale, Herman 16 July 1859, CO 60:6, no. 7113, 191. 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/B595TE23.html.

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