Seymour to Elliot (Assistant Under-Secretary)
St. James Palace
17 March 1866
Sir,
The Secretary of State having been pleased to extend the period of my leave of absence, I have the honor to request that you will give the Colonial Agents the requisite authority for the payment to me of salary during my detention in England.
I have the honor to be
Sir,
Your most obedient Servant
Frederick Seymour

Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Authorize the issue of Mr Seymour's 1/2 Salary?
VJ 28 March
Draft to Cr. Agents & to Mr Seymour. We must let them know when it is to begin.
TFE 29/3
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Elliot to Crown Agents, 31 March 1866, authorizing them to continue Seymour's half salary until further notice.
Minutes by CO staff
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By the letter of the 7th Novr the Agents were told to
reckon the full salary at £3,000 a year. Since that date the Salary has been increased to £4,000, but by a Clause in the Ordinance no payment can be made under it till HM's confirmation has been duly proclaimed. We have not heard that this has been done, tho' there can be little doubt that Mr Birch has taken the neccessary steps for the purpose. Yet I suppose we cannot authorize Mr Seymour's receiving the increase?
Mr Elliot
We must observe the Law.
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Elliot to Seymour, 31 March 1866, advising that the Crown Agents had been instructed to continue payment of his half salary.
Seymour, Frederick to Elliot, Thomas Frederick 17 March 1866, CO 60:26, no. 2997, 375. 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/B666S03.html.

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