No. 117
23 April 1862
I have the honor to transmit to you copies of a correspondence between this Department and the Board of Admiralty relative to a demand for £98-10-0 on account of freight on some Hay and Oats shipped on board the "Thames City" and discharged at Gravesend by direction of Colonel Moody.
It does not appearfromManuscript image from these papers what became of these stores after they were landed, and I have to request that you will call upon Colonel Moody to afford any information in his power on that point.
I have the honor to be
Your obedient Servant
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Copy, Paget, Admiralty, to the Under Secretary of State, 19 March 1862, to demand payment to "Naval Services" for "20 Tons of Hay and Oats" shipped aboard Thames City.
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Copy, Elliot to the Admiralty, 28 March 1862, to ask "to whom the Stores landed from the 'Thames City' were delivered."
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Copy, Romaine to Rogers, 12 April 1862, to confirm that "20 Tons of Hay &c," shipped aboard the Thames City, bound for Vancouver Island, was unloaded at Gravesend, and to forward a copy of a report on the same subject from "the Comptroller of Transports."
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Copy, Richards, "Comptroller of Transport Services," to the Admiralty, 11 April 1862, to report that "although the stores in question were originally shipped in the 'Thames City,' they were not conveyed to their destination."
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Copy, King to Tatum, "Comptroller of Transport Services," to the Admiralty, 7 August 186[2], reporting that Moody ordered the removal of hay and oat stores, from Thames City, bound for Vancouver Island, in order to make room for "the families of the Detachment of Sappers."