Cox & Co. to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Craigscourt, S.W.
13th August 1863
With reference to Mr Elliot's letter of the 20 June last and ours of the 3rd ultimo, we beg to state that we are still unable to obtain payment from the Paymaster General of the Treasury Warrant for Colonel Moody's salary, as Chief Commissioner in British Columbia, owing to the absence of your department's certificate, for which we applied in the above mentioned and two previous letters.
We enclose another Certificate of Colonel Moody's existence, dated 1st July, and beg that the authority may be given for the issue of that Officer's salary, June quarter, and that the required certificate may be furnished to ourselves.
We have the honor to be, Sir,
Your most obedt Servants
Cox & Co

Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
The former letters from Cox & Co I believe are with you. The Certificate which they ask for I understood from the Treasury to be unnecessary as the Paymaster General had been authorized to pay Col. Moody's salary for the March quarter to them. With thisManuscript image explanation of the delay forward to them the certificate—and also one for the June quarter—and request the Treasury to authorize the Paymaster General to issue Col: Moody's salary for that quarter. We might take this opportunity of asking the Treasury how it is that when the Paymaster Genl has been authorized to issue the Salary he still requires a certificate from this office.
EBP 14-8-/63
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Elliot to G.A. Hamilton, Treasury, 24 August 1863, complaining of the difficulties encountered by Cox & Co. in collecting Moody's salary, and proposing a simplification of the procedure.
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Elliot to Cox & Co., 24 August 1863, forwarding the appropriate certificates.