No. 31, Military
13 March 1860
My Lord Duke,
The Acting Colonial Commissary having made Requisition upon me, as by letter herewith enclosed, for the sum of Two Thousand Five hundred Pounds, being the necessary outlay in the Military branch Manuscript image branch of that Department for the 1st quarter of the present year, I have the honor to acquaint your 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 Commissioners of Manuscript image of the Treasury, for the Bills presented on this account to be paid when they become due.
I have etc.
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Treasury recommg.
ABd 23 Apl
TFE 23 April
CF 23
N 27
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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W.D. Gosset to Acting Colonial Secretary, 24 February 1860, forwarding requisition for £2,500.
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Draft, Elliot to G.A. Hamilton, Treasury, 30 April 1860, forwarding copy of the despatch and recommending the bill be accepted and paid.