Hamilton to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Treasury Chambers
22 August 1859
I have laid before the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury your letter of the 17th June last transmitting accounts of the stores supplied by the War Department for the use of the Royal Engineers in British Columbia and I am instructed to acquaint you for the information of the Duke of Newcastle that they have given directions to the Paymaster General to transfer from the Parliamentary Grant for British Columbia to the account of Army Services the sum of twelve thousand one hundred and forty three pounds and four shillings (£ in repayment of the value of those Stores.
Their Lordships observe that several Manuscript imageof these Stores are stated to have been purchased by Colonel Moody. They presume that that Officer was duly authorized to purchase the same, and that they are distinct from those in respect to which the sums of £3000 and £3,400 were issued to him as requested by your letters of 24 September and 26 October last.
I remain etc.
Geo. A. Hamilton
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Acquaint the War Department of this payment, adding that it is presumed that the account of £12,143 does not include any of the stores referred to by the Treasury as having been already paid for to Colonel Moody.
It is improbable that that is the case as the War Department was cautioned on this point Manuscript imagein our letter of 15 January asking for their account.
HT Irving 23 Augt
Annex dt.
HM Augt 24
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Draft, Merivale to Under-Secretary, War Office, 1 September 1859, forwarding copy of the letter and advising Treasury had been directed to transfer the sum required to the account of army services.