Lugard to Elliot (Assistant Under-Secretary)
25th April 1866
Sir
With reference to your letter of the 12 Ultimo, enclosing the copy of a further despatch from the Officer Administering the Government of British Columbia, respecting the claim of Messrs Clarke and Skinner for compensation for alleged losses sustained by them through the sudden termination of a ContractManuscript image for the supply of Beef and Vegetables to the Detachment of Royal Engineers stationed in that Colony in 1863; I am directed by the Secretary of State for War to transmit to you, to be laid before Mr Secretary Cardwell, a copy of a report on the subject which has been received from Major General Moody, who commanded the Detachment at the time, and who made the Contract in question.
It would appear from this report, that before any satisfactory conclusion can be arrived at in this case, it will be necessary to obtain fromManuscript image the Colony the information suggested by General Moody.
The Marquis of Hartington however desires me to state that, inasmuch as all the expenses connected with this Detachment, with the exception of the Regimental Pay, were defrayed either out of special Parliamentary Votes on account of the Colony, or by the Colony itself, His Lordship is of opinion that the claim is not one which affects this Department; and that in the event of any compensation being held to be due, it will have to be arranged between Mr Secretary Cardwell and theManuscript image Lords of the Treasury whether the amount should be defrayed from Imperial Funds, or charged to the revenues of the Colony.
I have the honor to be
Sir
Your obedient Servant
Edward Lugard
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Copy to Acting Governor—desiring a report.
ABd 26 April
I annex a draft of a previous letter to Mr Seymour. Copy to be made of this letter—the Enclosure may be sent in original—and all the other Enclosures of our Letter to Mr Seymour.
TFE 27/4
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Major General Moody to Under-Secretary of State for War, 29 March 1866, suggesting a means of calculating the amount of compensation to be paid.
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Draft reply, Cardwell to Acting Governor Birch, No. 24, 1 May 1866.
Minutes by CO staff
Submitted for Consideration. For to-morrows Mail.
TFE 30/4
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Elliot to Seymour, 28 April 1866, requesting remark on the question of compensation for Clarke and Skinner.
Lugard, Edward to Elliot, Thomas Frederick 25 April 1866, CO 60:26, no. 4022, 210. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/B665WA03.html.

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