No. 17, Military
18 February 1861
Requisition having been made upon me for the sum of Three Thousand Pounds (£3000) on Military Account to meet the Colonial Pay and Rations of the Troops for the months of January and February, I haveauthorizedManuscript image authorized the Treasurer to procure that sum by Bills on Her Majesty's Paymaster General and I have to request your Grace will be pleased to obtain the necessary authority from the Lords Commissoners of the Treasury for the Bills presented on this account to be paid when they become due.
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I have the honor to be
My Lord Duke,
Your Grace's most obedient
and humble Servant
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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Treasury—as usual.
ABd 19/4
Mr Blackwood
TFE 19 April
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Draft, Elliot to G.A. Hamilton, Treasury, 23 April 1861, forwarding copy of the despatch and recommending that the bills be accepted and paid.