No. 16, Military
5 March 1862
I have the honor to acquaint your Grace that the last draft on Regimental Pay account having been exhausted, I have instructed the Treasurer to procure by Bills on Her Majesty's Paymaster General, in the usual manner,theManuscript image the sum of Fifteen Hundred pounds (£1500) and I have to request 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 Graces most obedient
humble Servant
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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ABd 2 June
This, it will be observed, is for Regimental Pay, i.e. for that pay which is provided for on Army Estimates. I merely note the fact in Order that we may be forearmed if the Treasury should some day take exception to any of this particular class of Bills.
Transmit to that Office as usual with a recommendation for payment.
TFE 3 June
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Draft, Elliot to G.A. Hamilton, Treasury, 5 June 1862, forwarding copy of the despatch and recommending the bill be accepted and paid.