Hamilton to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Treasury Chambers
Whitehall, S.W.
25 May 1861
I am commanded by the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury to acquaint you that the Paymaster General has been authorized to accept and pay a Bill drawn by Mr J. Douglas for the sum of £900 being the amount of Salary due to him as Governor of British Columbia for the 1/2 year ended 31 Decr 1860.
I am etc.
Geo. A. Hamilton
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
The payment of the Bill is a sufficient ackt, I think, without telling the Govr that it will be paid. If there is any difficulty about a Bill then of course we must write.
ABd 27/5
Mr Fortescue
I see no objection to this suggestion, which will save correspondence. Adopt the plan recommended by Mr Blackwood?
TFE 28/5
At once.
CF 29