No. 3
18th January 1865
With reference to your Despatch No. 52 of the 26th of September last, I have the honor to enclose, for your information, a copy of a report which I requested from Colonel Moody, relative to the surcharges to which you drew my attention.
I am bound to say that the explanation furnished by ColonelManuscript image Moody appears to me quite satisfactory, and to show that he is entitled to be relieved from these surcharges. It is quite true that a Despatch from the Secretary of State, dated the 3rd of February 1860, stated that Captain Lempriere should continue to receive his Colonial Pay "until his recall shall reach the Colony." But although these works look very precise, it is impossible to suppose that the Secretary of State meant that although Captain Lempriere might unavoidably be detained in the performance of Colonial Services, he should cease to receive Colonial Pay. The substantial meaning was that he should be sent home as soon as practicable, and that then his Colonial pay wouldcomeManuscript image come to an end.
I have therefore to instruct you that Colonel Moody must be relieved from the two charges in the Colonial accounts which you have brought under my consideration.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
humble servant
Edward Cardwell
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Copy, Moody to the Under Secretary of State, 4 January 1865, reporting that his accounts in BC were passed with the exception of two items.