Arbuthnot to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Treasury Chambers
9 January 1860
In reply to your Letter of the 31st Ultimo, enclosing a copy of a Despatch from the Governor of British Columbia, stating the grounds which necessitate the addition of the Salary of Colonel Moody, as Commissioner of Lands and Works in that Colony, to the other advances made by Her Majesty's Government in aid of British Columbia; I am directed by the Lords Commissioners of Her Manuscript image Her Majesty's Treasury, to acquaint you, for the information of the Duke of Newcastle, that: They will not object to the payments that have been made on account of Colonel Moody's Salary, in the Capacity above mentioned, being considered for the present as advances for British Columbia.
As soon as the Accounts have been received of the Expenditure of the several sums for which Bills have been drawn by the Treasurer, Captain Gosset, Their Lordships will be able more clearly to ascertain the amounts advanced for services, other than Military, for this Colony.
In the mean time, They would observe Manuscript image observe, with reference to the 8th Paragraph of the Governor's Despatch, that Sundry sums have been advanced on account of the Civil Establishment of the Colony, vizt for the Passages of the Judge, Inspector of Police and other Officers, which sums appear in the Account of the Payments by the Paymaster General, already furnished to His Grace's Department.
I am etc.
G. Arbuthnot
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
It does not appear to be necessary at present to take any step on this letter. Put by for reference when the Accounts are received?
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