No. 15, Financial
7 March 1863
I have the honor to acquaint your Grace that I have authorized the Treasurer to procure by Bills on England in the usual manner, the sum of Two Thousand Pounds (£2000) on account of the ParliamentaryGrantManuscript image Grant for 1863 in aid of expenses incurred by Royal Engineers, and I trust your Grace will be good enough to give 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. Recommend payment I presume?
ABd 14/5
Mr Ebden
I shd like to see a statement of Bills drawn by him for some time past, for B. Columbia, and I would also refer to a despatch written to him not long ago about his draft for specie.
TFE 14/5
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Mr Ebden
Prepare a letter to the Treasury sending them this despatch for their information and recommending that the bills for £2000 therein referred to should, when presented, be accepted and paid.
TFE 13 June
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Mr Elliot
The bills advised for Regimental Pay and Colonial allowances of Royal Engineers between 31 Mch 61 and 31 Mch 62 (Governors dates) amounted to £15000.
Those for the same services advised between 31 Mch 62 and 31 Mch 63 amounted to £12000. The despatches which are noted in the margin are annexed.
19, 2 April 62
4, 10 Jan 63
5, " " "
15, 7 Mch "
The amount for which the Gov was entitled to draw between 31 Mch 62 and 31 Mch 63 was £11,000, vizt
£3,800 for Military Pay.
7,200 Colonial allowance.
11,000 total.
Other documents included in the file
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Two pages of calculations relative to military expenditure since 1860, in Richard Ebden's handwriting.
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Elliot to G.A. Hamilton, Treasury, 17 June 1863, recommending that the bill be accepted and paid.