Romaine to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
19 March 1861
The Person named on the other side hereof,
The Lord Bishop of Columbia, Esquimalt Harbour to Barclay Sound, 18 to 31 October 1860.
having been entertained on board Her Majesty's Gun Boat Grappler on the occasions and between the dates stated against his name; I am commanded by My Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to request that you will move the Duke of Newcastle to cause me to be informed, whether the expense of the Entertainment is to be borne by the Public.
I am etc.
W.G. Romaine
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
The Admiralty having omitted to state what the amount of the claim was they have added it in pencil £35.7. Write to Governor, Treasury and Admiralty as we did in the case of 10789/60.
ABd 22/3
TFE 22/3
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Draft, Rogers to Secretary to the Admiralty, 30 March 1861, stating the cost of Hills's travel was to be borne by the public.
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Draft, Rogers to G.A. Hamilton, Treasury, 30 March 1861, requesting payment of £35.7.0 from the parliamentary grant for the colony.
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, No. 72, 26 March 1861, informing him that Hills's travel from Esquimalt to Barkley Sound aboard HMS Grappler in October 1860 will be paid from the Parliamentary Grant for the Colony.