Romaine to Under-Secretary of State
7 Feby 1865
The Person named on the other side hereof, having been entertained onboard Her Majesty's Ship Devastation on the occasions and between the dates stated against his name; I am commanded by My Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to request that you will move Mr Secretary Cardwell to cause me to be informed, whether the expense of the Entertainment is to be borne by the Public.
I am Sir,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
W.G. Romaine
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
On a former occasion the Colony had to defray the expense of the Bishop's journey. The correspondence took place in 1860. If the former precedent is to be followed, we should tell the Admy that the expense will be borne by the public, & that on being apprized of the amount of it, instructions will be given to the Governor to make the necessary remittance to the Paymaster Genl of Civil Services.
ABd 8 Feb
Follow the precedent, and answer as proposed?
TFE 8/2
CF 9
EC 14
Other documents included in the file
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List of Passengers entertained on board the Devastation, showing that the Bishop of Columbia made a return journey from Victoria to Port Simpson and the north east coast of British Columbia from 29 March to 1 May 1865.
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Elliot to Secretary to the Admiralty, 15 February 1865, advising the expense would be borne by the public.
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Cardwell has appd the Minute. F.C.
ABd 14 Feb