No. 32
7 June 1866
Sir,
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Despatch No. 24 of the 27th of November, relative to a Sum of Nine Thousand and Fifty One Pounds Eighteen Shillings and one penny due to the Colonial Government on account of the pay of the Royal Engineers.
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I enclose a Copy of a letter which I caused to be addressed to the Board of Treasury on the subject of this claim, together with a copy of the reply, from which you will learn the steps which their Lordships propose to take for the settlement of the claim.
I have the honor to be
Sir,
Your most obedient
humble servant
Edward Cardwell
The Officer Administering the Government
Other documents included in the file
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Copy, Elliot to Hamilton, 15 February 1866, reporting that £9021 is due to BC.
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Copy, Hamilton to Rogers, 31 May 1866, reporting that the Board of Audit believes the expenses for the Royal Engineers in BC "should be divided between the Imperial and Colonial Governments."
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Copy, "Statement referred to in the Report of the Commissioners for Auditing the Public Accounts, No 110," 27 March 1866.
Cardwell, Edward to Birch, Arthur Nonus 7 June 1866, NAC RG7:G8C/13, 220. 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/B667032.html.

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