Hamilton to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Treasury Chambers
1 September 1859
With reference to your Letter of the 11th Ulto., enclosing a copy of an Application from Messrs Cox & Co, for payment to them of the Colonial pay of Colonel Moody, as Commissioner of Lands and Works in British Columbia, to the 31st March last, I am directed by the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, to acquaint you, for the information of the Duke of Newcastle, that My Lords are unable to ascertain from the Papers in this Department, the exact amount thatManuscript imagethat may be due to Col: Moody.
In your Letter of the 17th Septr 1858, it was recommended that one hundred and twenty day's pay should be issued to Col: Moody and other Officers then about to proceed to British Columbia; and a sum of £800 was issued on that account.
Assuming that Col: Moody received out of that sum, one hundred and twenty day's pay from the 18th of August 1858 inclusive, and that he has received nothing in the Colony on account of his salary of £1,200 per annum, there would be due to him sixteen day's pay to the 31st December last, and one quarter to the 31st March, amounting to £352.3.6; and Their Lordships willManuscript imagewill direct the Paymaster General to issue that sum to Messrs Cox & Co, as Agents for Colonel Moody, from the grant for British Columbia.
They would, at the same time, remind you that no portion of Col: Moody's salary, as Commissioner of Land and Works, is provided for in that Estimate, and that this advance, as well as that previously made, must be repaid from Colonial Funds.
I am etc.
Geo. A. Hamilton
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Inform Messrs Cox & Co with reference to our letter of 11 August, and Governor Douglas, with reference to despatch of 6 Augt, No 11, for Col Moody's information.
HT Irving 2 Sept
Annex dt.
HM S 2
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Lytton to Douglas, No. 21, 8 September 1859, transmitting a copy of a Treasury letter that they have directed the payment to Messrs Cox & Co for Moody's payment.
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Draft, Colonial Office to Cox & Co., 14 September 1859, advising that £352.3.6 would be issued by the Treasury for Moody's salary.