Seymour to Elliot (Assistant Under-Secretary)
14 Sepr 1866
In reply to your letter of yesterday's date, I have the honor to state that the passage to Victoria for myself, wife & servants costs as follows.
Two first class tickets £174.18
Female Servant 45.05
Male 39.15 £259.18
This does not include the expenses of hôtels, wines, nor the carriage of baggage across the Isthmus ofPanamaManuscript image Panama, which additional expenses may be fairly set down as from £150 to £200.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Frederick Seymour

Minutes by CO staff
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ABd 14 Sepr
Lord Carnarvon
I think that as Governor Seymour has been detained a long time for the good of the public service, but on half pay, we might reasonably ask the Treasury to give him an allowance of £400 towards defraying the expenses of his return to British Columbia with his family.
TFE 15 Sep
Dft accordingly.
C 18 Sep
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Rogers to G.A. Hamilton, Treasury, 9 October 1866, recommending payment of £400 to Seymour as a passage allowance, with explanation.