No. 52, Military
12 May 1860
My Lord Duke,
At the request of Colonel Moody I forward herewith to your Grace a letter he has addressed to me requesting the Manuscript image the assistance of Her Majesty's Government towards obtaining passages from England under Government on Emigration auspices for certain of the wives and betrothed of the men belonging to the Detachment of Royal Engineers in British Columbia.
I have etc.
James Douglas
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Sir F. Rogers
Refer the Govr to the S. of S. despatch No 43 of the 21 July last on this subject.
ABd 6 Augt
Yes, pointing out that in communicating Col Moody's report he ought to have expressed his own opinion about it.
FR 6/5
The War Office ought, I suppose, to be referred to—& told that we propose to send these women and children out—& to obtain repayment of the sums advanced, by stoppages from the men's pay. Col. Moody wd. seem to ask that Sergeant McColl's wife & family may be send out at Govt expense. Consult the War Office.
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Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Moody to Douglas, 29 March 1860, applying on behalf of his men to have their wives and betrothed transported to the colony, the cost to be borne by the government but repaid in instalments by the men concerned.
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List of Royal Engineers who had applied to Moody for transport as noted above, seven entries.
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Moody to Douglas, 2 February 1860, forwarding an application from Serjeant McColl, "requesting me to obtain for him from the proper authorities some assistance to enable him to send to England for his wife & family of four children."
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Moody to Douglas, 3 March 1860, requesting an answer to his letter on Serjeant McColl as noted above.
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Draft, Elliot to Under-Secretary, War Office, 16 August 1860, forwarding copy of the despatch and enclosures and asking whether McColl's family should be transported at public expense.
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, No. 46, 11 August 1860.
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The draft to the E. Commrs may now proceed? See 5416.