No. 52
26 September 1864
Sir,
I have the honor to transmit copy of an Account in connection with advances made to the late Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works during the year 1863. It exhibits a balance against that Officer at the close of the year of forty four pounds four shillings and ten pence (£44.4.10).
2. Upon enquiry into this matter I am informed thatColonelManuscript image Colonel Moody declined to repay this sum, claiming as a set off against it, a like amount, in two sums, which had been disallowed in Military Requisitions by my Predecessor in 1858 and 1860. The first, three pounds seventeen shillings (£3.17.0) for Captain Grant's R.E. Mess expenses on board ship from Southampton to Colon in 1858, the other, forty pounds seven shillings and ten pence (£40.7.10), claimed, as Colonial pay, by Captain Lempriere R.E. from 19th of April to 31st of May 1860. As these are military disallowances and have no bearing or claim on Civil Advances I would beg to suggestthatManuscript image that Colonel Moody be called upon to pay the balance named into the hands of the Crown Agents on account of this Colony.
I have the honor to be
Sir,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Frederick Seymour
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
I presume that before calling upon Colonel Moody to repay this amount, as suggested by the Governor, he should be furnished with a copy of this Desp. and asked for any observations or explanations which he may have to make?
VJ 29 Nov
Draft.
TFE 29/11
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Summary of the expenses of the chief commissioner of lands and works in account with the treasurer, showing an outstanding balance of £44.4.10.
Other documents included in the file
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Rogers to R.C. Moody, 6 December 1864, forwarding copy of the despatch and enclosure and asking for his observations on the subject.
Seymour, Frederick to Cardwell, Edward 26 September 1864, CO 60:19, no. 10951, 283. 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/B64252.html.

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