Gosset to Elliot (Assistant Under-Secretary)
58 Gloster Crescent
Hyde Park
March 16-63
Sir,
Presuming that the Crown Agent for the Colonies would require authority for the issue of salaries to officers on leave in England, I have the honor to request that the necessary directions may be given in my favor for half salary (£750/2 per annum), since September 1st, the date on which my leave from B. Columbia commenced.
I have the honor to be Sir
Yr most obt Servant
W. Driscoll Gosset
Major, Rl Engrs
Treasurer B.C.

Elliot Esqe
Asst Secty &c
Col Office
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Mr Elliot
No funds have been remitted by the Govr for this Officer's 1/2 pay. It is nevertheless impossible, I think, to throw discredit on our service by declining to pay, & I conclude we have no alternative but to direct the Agents Genl to make the necessary advance, writing to Mr Douglas in the usual strain.
ABd 17/3
I think so.
TFE 17/3
At once.
CF 18
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Elliot to Crown Agents, 23 March 1863, authorizing them to issue Gosset's half salary.
Minutes by CO staff
Six Months original leave & four Months extension.
TFE 21/3
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, No. 16, 21 March 1863, which informs Douglas of Newcastle's decision to grant Gosset's "half salary."
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I suppose it is intended to give Major Gossett 1/2 Salary for the full period.
TFE 21/3
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Rogers to Crown Agents, 15 January 1864, respecting Gosset's leave and the issuance of his half salary.
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N.B. The above marginal statement is in consequence of a misapprehension on the part of the Agents General as to Major Gosset's leave.
Gosset, William Driscoll to Elliot, Thomas Frederick 16 March 1863, CO 60:17, no. 2579, 442. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/B636G02.html.

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