Romaine to Under-Secretary of State
21 May 1860
Sir,
Colonel Moody, the commanding Royal Engineer in British Columbia, having reported that the Provisions furnished by the Owners of the Thames City fell short during the voyage from this Country to that Colony, and that in consequence some of the provisions shipped on Government account were used for the subsistence of the detachment of Royal Engineers embarked on board her, I am commanded by My Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to request you will state to the Secretary of State for the Colonies that the value of the Articles so consumed will be charged against the freight of the Thames City, as Manuscript image as shewn below,
lbs £ s d
Sugar 1120 at 28s/ p cwt 14. 0. 0
Flour 336 55s/ sack 3. 6. 0
Pepper 24 -/6d p lb 12. 0
Tea 33 1s/4d 2. 5. 0
Tea Canister 6. 0
20. 8. 0
Add 20 P Cent 4. 1. 7
£24. 9. 7
and that a corresponding credit will be allowed to the Colonial Office when a claim is preferred by this Department for Stores supplied for Colonial Service.
I am etc.
W.G. Romaine
Minutes by CO staff
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ABd 22/5
This is sent for information, and may, I think, be put by.
TFE 25/5
CF 25
N 27
Romaine, William Govett to Fortescue, Chichester 21 May 1860, CO 60:9, no. 5113, 8. 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/B605AD02.html.

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