Romaine to Under-Secretary of State
16th February 1866
I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to request you will state to the Secretary of State for the Colonies that the undermentioned provisions, representing a value of Seven pounds twelve shillings and eight pence, are claimed in the Victualling account of HM's Gun-boat "Forward" for Christmas Quarter 1864, as having been supplied byorderManuscript image order of the Commander in chief, for the use of the Volunteers in British Columbia who were tracking Indian Murderers; and as it does not appear that these articles have been paid for, my Lords would wish to be informed if there is any objection to the value being charged against the Colonial Office
Biscuit 370 lbs
Spirits 15 Gallons
Sugar 52 lbs
Tea 19 lbs.
I am Sir,
Your obedient servant
W.G. Romaine
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Part of the expense of Mr Waddington's Bute Road party—who were murdered by the Chilcotuns.
Ansr that the Govr will be instructed to repay this expense. Write accy.
ABd 17 Feby
TFE 17/2
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Elliot to Secretary of the Admiralty, 23 February 1866, advising payment would be remitted to the credit of naval department.
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Draft reply Cardwell to Acting Governor, No. 9, 20 February 1866.