No. 19, Military
2 April 1862
I have the honor to acquaint Your Grace that I have authorized the Treasurer to obtain the sum of Four Thousand pounds by Bills on Her Majesty's Paymaster General on account of the sum voted by Parliament for the support of the Royal Engineers serving in BritishColumbiaManuscript image Columbia for the financial Year 1862-63, and I trust your Grace will cause the necessary authority to be issued for the acceptance of the Bills upon presentation.
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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Mr Elliot
The Treasury wd be glad to receive this despatch with our opinion as soon as possible—the bills coming in.
ABd 5 June
TFE 5/6
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Draft, Elliot to G.A. Hamilton, Treasury, 5 June 1862, forwarding copies of two despatches and recommending that the bills therein referred to be accepted and paid.