Hawes to Under-Secretary of State
27 October 1859
I am directed by Mr Secretary Herbert, to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 3rd Ultimo, and to acquaint you that the sum of £49.19.0 referred to in the letter from this Office of the 4th July, forms no part of the amount claimed in the subsequent letter of the 23rd August.
I am to add that the claimManuscript imageclaim of £165.19.4 is not for Medical Stores supplied by the Army Medical Department exclusively to the Detachment of Royal Engineers proceeding to British Columbia, but is made up of separate items as follows,
Per Voucher forwarded to Colonial Office in letter dated
dated 28th August 1858 £14. 6. 2
Do 30 August 1858 38.12. 6
Do 7th December 1858 1.13. 0
Do 23th August 1859 111. 7. 8.
£165.19. 4
I have etc.
B. Hawes
Minutes by CO staff
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Reserve for Mr Irving
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See Minute annexed.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft, Elliot to E. Barnard, Crown Agents, 5 November 1859, asking why the accounts of Evans and Stevens had remained unpaid.
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Draft, Elliot to Under-Secretary, War Office, 19 November 1859, advising the accounts had been paid and the Treasury would be requested to transfer £111.7.8 to the credit of army services.
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Draft, Elliot to G.A. Hamilton, Treasury, 19 November 1859, requesting the paymaster general be authorized to transfer the requisite sum to army services, charging it to the account of British Columbia.
Minutes by CO staff
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In a letter dated 23d August 59 the Army Medical Department transmitted a list of Surgical Instruments supplied for B. Columbia & asked payment of the sum of £165.19.4.
The A.M. Dt were requested by a letter from this office dated 3d Septemr to give some explanation on the subject. It appears from the answer received (10865) that £111.7.8 only is the cost of stores supplied for British Columbia.
This sum of £111.7.8, the Treasury should be requested to pay on acct of the Colony.
The following are the items that make up the whole sum of £165.19.4. They were included with several other accounts in letters received from the Army Med: Dt at 3 different times and are the only items of the whole number which remain unpaid:
1. Gold Coast Stores (Evans & Stevens) 14.6.2
2. Bermuda Do Do 38.12.6
3. Gold Coast Do Do 1.13
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These accounts are all due to Messrs Evans & Stevens. The Agent was instructed on 3d Sept & 7th Dec /58 to make the payments on account of the Gold Coast. The Treasury were requested on 29th Sept 58 to pay Messrs Evans account with those of other chemists for the stores supplied for Bermuda.
The Col. Agent could no doubt explain why Messrs Evans & Stevens alone have not been paid.
HT Irving 31 Oct
Mr Irving
Please to prepare an official draft, asking the Col: Agent.
TFE 31/10