Romaine to Under-Secretary of State
8 June 1860
In reply to your Letter of the 6th Instant, relative to the expenses incurred on the Voyage of the Detachment of Royal Marines which was transferred from China to Vancouvers Island; I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, to acquaint you, for the information of His Grace the Duke of Newcastle, that they have withdrawn the Claim for the Marines in question, it having Manuscript image having been made through inadvertence.
I am etc.
W.G. Romaine
Minutes by CO staff
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ABd 9 June
This is very satisfactory. I happened to be at the Admiralty a few weeks ago, when one of the Lords told me he was quite surprised at our hesitating about paying this claim, but our letter, it appears, has persuaded them.
They may probably have informed the Treasury, but to prevent oversight, I should send a very short letter from hence to the Treasury, saying with reference to ours of the 6th that the Admiralty withdraw the claim.
TFE 11 June
CF 12
N 14
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Draft, Elliot to G.A. Hamilton, Treasury, 20 June 1860, advising that the Admiralty had withdrawn the claim that travelling expenses for the Royal Marines be paid from colonial sources.