No. 4, Military Expenses
14 January 1860
My Lord Duke,
Colonel Moody commanding the Troops in British Columbia, having made Requisition upon me for the sum of about Three Thousand Five hundred pounds (£3,500) on Military Account, I have the honor to acquaint Your Manuscript imageYour Grace, that not having Funds in the Colonial Chest to meet this demand, I have instructed the Treasurer to procure the above named sum, by Bills on Her Majesty's Paymaster General, and I trust your Grace will be pleased to obtain the necessary authority from the Lords Commissoners of the Treasury for the Bills presented on this account to be paid when they become due.
2. With reference to your Grace's Despatch No 20 of the 7th September, I will at the earliest opportunity communicate to your Grace a statement in reference to Manuscript image to the amounts of Regimental pay, included in the drafts on Her Majesty's Paymaster General for the Military Expenses of the Colony.
I have etc.
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Treasury requesting payment?
ABd 5/3
HM Mh 5
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Draft, Merivale to G.A. Hamilton, Treasury, 14 March 1860, forwarding copy of the despatch and requesting payment of military bills.