Romaine to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
11 June 1860
Sir,
I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to acquaint you that they have directed the withdrawal of a claim on the Colonial Department amounting to £3643.2.8. for the Conveyance of a party of Engineers and others to British Columbia in 1858, excepting, however, the Cost of the passages of the persons named on the other side,
The Revd J. Gammage, Chaplain
Mrs Gammage
Mr H. Mauley [W. Hamley], Collector of Customs
which will, therefore Manuscript image therefore be included in the next quarterly Claim for Passages provided by the Naval Department for the Colonial Department.
I am etc.
W.G. Romaine
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
It only remains for us to settle with the Admiralty the charge—when we are apprized of it—incurred in the passage of the Chaplain, his wife, and the Collector of B. Columbia.
ABd 13 June
This is another case of our having succeeded in inducing the Admy to withdraw a charge against this Dt. Put by?
TFE 13 June
CF 14
N 18
Romaine, William Govett to Merivale, Herman 11 June 1860, CO 60:9, no. 5986, 15. 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/B605AD05.html.

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