No. 55, Military
18 June 1860
My Lord Duke
Adverting to your Despatch of the 7th September 1859 No 20 respecting the sums drawn from the Imperial Treasury to liquidate Manuscript image liquidate the Regimental Pay due to the detachment of Royal Engineers in British Columbia I have the honor to enclose herewith to your Grace copy of a letter from the Colonial Treasurer dated 30th May containing a statement of the amounts drawn and issued up to date upon that account and requesting authority to Manuscript image to obtain the sum of One thousand Pounds (£1000) to cover the present excess of issue over drafts. I have therefore authorised the Treasurer to draw for the said sum in the usual manner for this service, and I request 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 Manuscript image to be paid when they become due.
I have etc.
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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Copy to T-y, with reference to Col: Office Letter of 10 Sepr/59.
ABd 6 Augt
FR 6/8
CF 7
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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W.D. Gosset, Treasurer, to Acting Colonial Secretary, 3 May 1860, forwarding statement as per despatch.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft, Rogers to G.A. Hamilton, Treasury, 14 August 1860, forwarding copy of the despatch and enclosure for information.
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, No. 47, 18 August 1860.
Douglas, James to Pelham-Clinton, Henry Pelham Fiennes 18 June 1860, CO 60:7, no. 7724, 310. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/B60055.html.

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