No. 7
Downing Street,
3 February 1860
I have to acknowledge the receipt of your Despatch No 223, of the 19th of October, forwarding an Application from Captain Lempriere R.E. to be allowed the same rate of Colonial Pay as is granted to the other Officers of his rank in British Columbia.
IManuscript imageI enclose for your information Copies of a correspondence between the War Office and this Department, from which you will learn that Captain Lempriere will, in consequence of his promotion, be withdrawn from British Columbia, and that with a view to diminish the cost of the Engineer party, it is not intended to fill up the vacancy amongst the Subalterns which has thus arisen.
Until his recall shall reach the Colony, Captain Lempriere should receive the sameManuscript imagesame rate of Colonial pay as other Officers of his present rank, and I have accordingly to authorize you to issue it to him from the date of his promotion, Vizt—the 20th June 1859.
You will communicate this Despatch to Colonel Moody.
I have the honor to be
Your Most Obedient
Humble Servant
People in this document

Douglas, James

Lempriere, Arthur Reid

Moody, Richard Clement

Pelham-Clinton, Henry Pelham Fiennes

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War Office

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British Columbia

Pelham-Clinton, Henry Pelham Fiennes to Douglas, James 3 February 1860, LAC RG7:G8C/9, 88. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria.

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