No. 16
8th January 1867
My Lord,
With reference to Mr Birch's despatch No. 113 of 2nd October 1865 and Mr Secretary Cardwell's reply, I have the honor to transmit for the favorable consideration of the Secretary ofStateManuscript image State for War, Copy of a letter from William Bowden, late a Corporal in the Royal Artillery, but attached to the Detachment of the Royal Engineers serving in this Colony under General Moody, claiming the gratuity granted to men of over 14 years service who took their discharge with the view of becoming Settlers in the Colony.
I have the honor to be,
My Lord,
Your most obedient, humble Servant
Frederick Seymour
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Copy to W.O. referring to their Letter of the 22 Feby/66.
ABd 26 Feb
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At once.
TFE 26/2
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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William Bowden, Late Corporal Royal Artillery, to Colonial Secretary, 17 December 1866, claiming compensation as per despatch.
Other documents included in the file
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Colonial Office to Under-Secretary of State for War, 4 March 1867, forwarding copy of the despatch and enclosure for consideration, with reference to previous correspondence.
Seymour, Frederick to Carnarvon, Earl 8 January 1867, CO 60:27, no. 1941, 29. 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/B67016.html.

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