Romaine to Under-Secretary of State
18 September 1861
I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to request that you will move the Duke of Newcastle to cause the sum of £42.4.0, being the difference between the £50, abated from Broker's claim for £1520.1.3, for freight to Vancouver's Island per "Thames City," and the ascertained value of Four Cases of Brandy deficient, to be paid to the credit of NavalServicesManuscript image Services, through Her Majesty's Paymaster General, who has been authorized to receive the same.
I am etc.
W.G. Romaine
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Ask the Treasury to pay this claim out of the vote for B. Columbia.
ABd 17 Oct
TFE 17/10
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Draft, Elliot to G.A. Hamilton, Treasury, 24 October 1861, forwarding copy of the Admiralty letter and asking that payment be made to the credit of naval services.
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Draft, Elliot to Secretary to the Admiralty, 7 November 1861, stating the paymaster general had been authorized to pay the further sum of £42.4.0 to naval services, as per request.