No. 5, Military
27 January 1862
I have the honor to acquaint your Grace that I have authorized the Treasurer to procure by Bills on the Paymaster General, the sum of One Thousand Pounds (£1000) for the Regimental Pay of the detachment of Royal Engineers serving in British Columbia, and I have to requestyourManuscript image your Grace will issue the necessary instructions for the Bills presented on this account to be paid when they become due.
I have the honor to be
My Lord Duke
Your Grace's most obedient
humble Servant
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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Treasury, recommending payment.
ABd 19 Apl
So proceed.
TFE 21 April
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Draft, Elliot to G.A. Hamilton, Treasury, 24 April 1862, forwarding copy of the despatch and recommending that the bills be accepted and paid.
Douglas, James to Pelham-Clinton, Henry Pelham Fiennes 27 January 1862, CO 60:13, no. 3912, 47. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria.

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