Hamilton to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Treasury Chambers
20 February 1860
With reference to your Letter of the 16th Inst., relative to a Bill drawn by Mr W.A. Young, Colonial Secretary in British Columbia, for the sum of £250; I am directed by the Lords Commissoners of Her Majesty's Treasury, to acquaint you, for the information of the Duke of Newcastle, that the Paymaster General has been instructed to accept and pay the Bill in question.
I Manuscript image I am to add that the Bill is stated to be drawn for the service of the Government of Vancouver's Island, and that Their Lordships presume that it has reference to some expenditure distinct from the service of British Columbia.
I am etc.
Geo. A. Hamilton
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Put by. The Governor has been told that the Bill will be paid, subject to his report and explanation.
ABd 21/Feb
At once.
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