Lugard to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
27th August 1864
I am directed, by Earl de Grey and Ripon, to acquaint you, for the information of the Secretary of State for the Colonies, that a letter was addressed on the 29th January last to the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, of which a copy is herewith enclosed, to which no reply has been received and I am to request that you will move His Grace the Duke of Newcastle to give such directions, to the Lieutenant Governor, as he may thinkproperManuscript image proper with a view to insure his prompt attention to the subject referred to in the above letter.
I am,
Your obedient Servant,
Edward Lugard
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
I suppose we had better, in the first instance, send copy of these papers to Col: Moody for explanation, & if necessary afterwards refer to the Govr of B.C. as requested.
ABd 1 Sepr
I think on the whole (after inspecting the accounts) that we had better request the Governor to procure a report on the subject from the Colonial Treasurer. Col:Manuscript image Moody's account of the matter might be taken to be the [Credits?] claimed in the Royal Engineers' accounts; and I do not believe that we should gain much by any further explanation from him. At all events I would try first the Colonial Authorities, or [assume?] the burthen [here?] of accounting for a demand in excess of what the others admit. Draft to Govr.
TFE 3/9
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Copy, D. Galton, War Office, to Lieutenant Governor, British Columbia, 29 January 1864, describing a discrepancy in the accounts of the Royal Engineers and asking for an explanation.
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Statement of sums credited by the paymaster on account of the Royal Engineers, and similar statement of accounts calculated by the auditors, showing a difference in total.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Cardwell to Seymour, No. 35, 7 September 1864, requesting a report on the matter of pay for the Royal Engineers.