Hamilton to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Treasury Chambers
9 October 1860
In reply to your letter of the [cut off file] I am directed by the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury to acquaint you for the information of the Secretary of State that They will not object to the payment of the cost of the passages, from this Country to British Columbia, of the wives and families of certain of the Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates belonging to the Detachment of Royal Engineers stationed in that Colony, as submitted by you—the payment to be considered as "an advance" to be repaid from the Colonial Revenue of British Columbia.
I am etc.
Geo. A. Hamilton
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
I think we should now instruct the Land Board to send these parties off by the vessel, if possible, which goes the end of this month to B. Columbia viâ Cape Horn, adding that the expense will be defrayed by the Treasury, though the account must pass through this Office.
When the Land Board has reported the completion of the business then write to the Govr informing him of the departure of the Vessel, & enjoining measures for Manuscript image repayment.
ABd 10 Oct
FR 10/10
Put by—I had not observed the draft to the Land Board of the 1st instant, which affects the first part of my minute.
ABd 11 Oct
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Blackwood, Arthur Johnstone

Hamilton, George Alexander

Rogers, Frederic

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