Romaine to Under-Secretary of State
21 Feby 1865
In reference to your letter of 15th Instant, I am commanded by My Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to acquaint you for the information of Mr Secretary Cardwell, that forty nine pounds, seven shillings (£49.7.0) are due to the Commander of H.M.S. "Devastation" for the entertainment of the Bishop of "Columbia" when proceeding from Esquimalt to Fort Simpson, and the North East Coast of British Columbia, and back to Esquimalt, and I am to request that you will move Mr Cardwell to cause that amount to be transferred to Naval Funds in the hands of the PaymasterManuscript image General—the passage occupied the period from 29th March to 1st May/63.
I am
Your most obedt Servant
W.G. Romaine
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Authorize the Crown Agents to pay this money to the Paymaster General, and inform the Governor.
ABd 23 Feby
TFE 23/2
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Draft reply, Cardwell to Seymour, No. 8, 24 February 1865.
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Elliot to Crown Agents, 25 February 1865, authorizing £49.7.0 be placed to the credit of naval services.