Richards to Under-Secretary of State
Department of the Comptroller of Transport Services
Somerset House, W.C.
19 September 1860
The claim for the freight of the various Colonial Office Stores which were conveyed to British Columbia in the "Thames City" having been received and examined in this Department, I beg to acquaint you, by the direction of their Lordships that, owing to the apparently very irregular manner in which the Shipment and delivery of these Stores were arranged by Colonel Moody, considerable difficulty has been experienced in the investigation of the claim.
I have etc.
Chas. Richards
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Direct the Governor to communicate this opinion of the Lords of the Admiralty to Colonel Moody, (who will probably wish to offer an explanation).
ABd 20 Sepr
Prepare draft.
TFE 27 Sep
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, No. 50, 3 October 1860.