No. 71
19 March 1861
I have the honor to acknowledge your Despatch No. 12 of the 7th of January on the subject of the amounts of travelling allowance to be granted to Colonel Moody and to the Officers of Royal Engineers while absent from their fixed residence upon duties connected with their Civil Services.
I have to instructyouManuscript image you that Colonel Moody should have the same allowance as Principal Civil Servants in the Colony vizt: £1 per night, and that the subordinate Officers should have the allowances of Civil Servants in analogous portions viz. 15/ per night.
With respect to the question contained in your Despatch as to which Officers are entitled to charge the cost of the travelling expenses of their Servants, I have to statethatManuscript image that no allowance for Servants is granted in this Country to Officers travelling on the Public Service, and that none ought to be granted in British Columbia.
I have the honor to be,
Your obedient Servant,