Romaine to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Admiralty S.W.
16 November 1860
The Persons named on the other side hereof,
The Bishop of Columbia Esquimalt to Nanaimo For 7 days
and in September
Chaplain and back For 6 days
having been entertained on board Her Majesty's Gun Bt "Forward" on the occasions and between the dates stated against their names; I am commanded by My Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to request that you will move His Grace The Duke of Newcastle to cause me to be informed, whether the expense of the Entertainment is to be borne by the Public.
I am etc.
W.G. Romaine
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
It may be assumed that this passage was afforded to the Bishop to enable him to visit portions of his Diocese, and if so we may properly ask the Treasury to pay the cost thereof as an advance to be repaid from Colonial Funds?
VJ 19 Novr
In the case of the West Indies, Bishop's passages are paid from Civil Contingencies, but it is very irregular. Therefore pay by an advance on account of Colonial funds, as proposed by Mr Jadis?
TFE 20 November
CF 21
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Draft, Rogers to Secretary of the Admiralty, 26 November 1860, advising the cost of entertainment was to be borne by the public.
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, No. 63, 4 December 1860.
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Draft, Rogers to G.A. Hamilton, Treasury, 5 December 1860, requesting the claim be paid as an advance on account of the colony from the parliamentary grant for British Columbia.
Minutes by CO staff
Mr Elliot
I understand that the Admiralty have sent in their claim to the Treasy. I therefore annex this draft to request that the payt may be made as directed on 10799.
HTI 3/12/60
Very well.
TFE 7/12
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Draft, Elliot to Secretary to the Admiralty, 17 December 1860, advising that the paymaster general had been authorized to credit naval services with £34.6.0 for entertainment.