No. 8, Miscellaneous
30 January 1863
With reference to your Grace's Despatch No 117, 23 April last, I have the honor to transmit herewith a copy of two letters, from Colonel Moody R.E. reporting in reference to a demand for £98.10.0 on account of freight on some hayandManuscript image and oats shipped on board the Thames City, and afterwards discharged at Gravesend by direction of that Officer.
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
1. Colonel Moody explains that all the Forage which was paid for, except that burnt in the Briseis, has reached the Colony.
2. We must, therefore, now recommend the Treasury, to discharge the claim for the freight of the hay and oats—which was shipped on board the "Thames City."
ABd 1 April
TFE 2/4
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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R.C. Moody to Colonial Secretary, 9 December 1862, advising that all forage paid for was received in the colony.
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Moody to Colonial Secretary, 18 November 1862, informing that the forage removed at Gravesend was returned to the contractor and not entered in the accounts.
Other documents included in the file
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Elliot to G.A. Hamilton, Treasury, 8 April 1863, forwarding copy of the despatch and enclosure and authorizing payment of freight costs as submitted.