3 November 1863
I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of your Despatch marked "Separate" of the 30th July last, and to express my regret that the sums therein mentioned as having been advanced from the Contingent Fund of the Colonial Department on account of Stamps on Warrants, should not have been, 'ere this, repaid to the Chief Clerk of the Department.
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2. On the 12th February 1862, I caused instructions to be sent to the Agents General to repay these sums, and I presume the matter must have been overlooked. I will however again address the Agents General on the subject, and I trust that the debt may be speedily discharged.
I have the honor to be
My Lord Duke
Your Grace's most obedient
and humble Servant
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
Wait until we see whether the Agents pay the amount and if not apply to them?
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