No. 6
Downing Street,
22 January 1860
With reference to your despatch No 227 of the 25th of October last forwarding an application from the Royal Engineer Officers in British Columbia for payment of the cost of certain property lost in the Transport "Briseis"Manuscript image"Briseis" in 1858, I transmit to you, herewith, the copy of a letter from the War Office stating that in no case is a claim for compensation for the personal private property of a Military Officer, lost on board a Government Transport recognised; and that by the War Office regulations of 1848 an Officer is required to insure his baggage or articles of equipment when sent in a ship in which he is not himself a Passenger.
You Manuscript image
You will be good enough to communicate this decision to Colonel Moody for his information.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
humble servant
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Hawes to Merivale, 18 January 1860, informing him that the Royal Engineers in British Columbia will not be compensated for any personal property lost when Briseis burned and sank.
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Douglas, James

Hawes, Benjamin

Merivale, Herman

Moody, Richard Clement

Pelham-Clinton, Henry Pelham Fiennes

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War Office

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British Columbia