Romaine to Elliot (Assistant Under-Secretary)
18 March 1861
With reference to your letter of the 5th Instant; I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to transmit to you herewith, for the information of His Grace the Duke of Newcastle, a copy of a Report from the Deputy Adjutant General of Royal Marines on the subject of Extra pay to the Marines at Vancouvers Island, and the periods for which paid.
I am etc.
W.G. Romaine
Minutes by CO staff
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ABd 20 March
Mr Fortescue
The enclosure to this letter, taken in conjunction with our minutes on 11.191, supplies very clear information. You have now to choose between two courses:
1st Write to the Governor simply answering his question by referring to the previous instructions which will have settled it to his satisfaction?
or, 2ndly, make some inquiry about extra pay at San Juan? But you will see that apparently the Marines are notManuscript image receiving extra pay there, and we have not as yet been asked for any.
TFE 20 March
Write to the Governor accordingly? We need ask no more, I think, about extra pay at San Juan.
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Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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S.R.M. Wesley, Royal Marine Office, to Secretary of the Admiralty, 16 March 1861, concerning the detachment of Royal Marines at Esquimalt and observing that for one year no colonial or extra pay was granted.
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, unnumbered, 30 March 1861, responding to Douglas's despatch no. 84 dated 8 October 1860 addressing the extra pay granted to the detachment of Marines employed under Colonel Moody in British Columbia by referring him to the Colonial Office's despatch no. 60 dated 12 November 1860.
Minutes by CO staff
This despatch is anticipated by Gov Douglas Despatch No 17 of 19 Feb, discussing the higher rate of pay granted to “this Detachment” of Royal Marines.