Romaine to Under-Secretary of State
29 August 1863
In reply to your letter of the 7th Inst in which you request to be informed to whom the Sum of £500 appropriated by the Government of British Columbia towards the expense of the Survey of the Coast of the Colony, is to be paid, I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to request you will state to the Duke of Newcastle that the contribution in question should be paid into the hands of the Paymaster of the Ship on the station in which the Officer in charge of the Survey is borne; andmyManuscript image my Lords have instructed the Naval Commander in Chief to intimate to the Colonial Authorities the name of the Paymaster (and his ship) to whom the amount is to be paid. And My Lords request that they may be informed when the annual contributions are so paid.
I am Sir
Your very humble Servant
W.G. Romaine
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Instruct the Governor in accordance with the request contained in this Letter. The contribution from the Colony is to go on annually during the Survey.
ABd 31 Augt
TFE 31 Augt
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, No. 49, 3 September 1863.