Cox & Co. to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Craigscourt S.W.
3rd June 1863
We have the honor to forward a Life Certificate from Colonel R.C. Moody Royal Engineers, Chief Commissioner of Lands & Works in British Columbia dated 11th April last, and request that the usual document may be transmitted to us to enable us to receive the salary due to Colonel Moody, for March quarter last, from the Paymaster General.
We beg to add that the Treasury authority appears to have been received only last week by the Paymaster General, for issuing December quarter's salary, although we forwarded to you the Life certificate on 4th March.
We have the honor to be, Sir,
Your most obedt Servant
Cox & Co

Sir Frederick Rogers Bart
&c &c &c
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
I think it is very disgraceful that the Treasury cannot pay a public Officer's salary with more promptitude. I have sketched a draft which I shd like to send them.
ABd 4 June
The Treasury were very dilatory. I have consulted however with Mr Blackwood and we have agreed upon rather a modified course which is embodied in the annexed drafts.
TFE 8 June
Other documents included in the file
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Elliot to G.A. Hamilton, Treasury, 9 June 1863, asking them to instruct the paymaster general to issue Moody's salary to Cox & Co.
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Elliot to Cox & Co., 9 June 1863, advising of the directions given to the Treasury and explaining the reason for the previous delay.