No. 57
5th April 1867
My Lord,
I have the honor to forward a letter from Mr Watson, late Treasurer of Vancouver Island, requesting remuneration for the additional work and responsibility castuponManuscript image upon him by making payments and keeping accounts of the extra pay and allowances granted to the Royal Marines stationed at San Juan.
2. I add a report furnished by Mr Young, late Colonial Secretary of Vancouver Island upon the subject.
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
Mr Young's report is not enclosed.
CC 30 May
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Without that report it is impossible to form an opinion, for Mr Watson's case rests very much on what heManuscript image says that he heard from Mr Young. Therefore write to the Governor to say that the copy of Mr Young's report has been accidentally omitted and request that it may be forwarded by the first opportunity?
TFE 30 May
At once.
CBA 3/6
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Alexander Watson to Seymour, 30 January 1867, claiming compensation for past services.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Buckingham to Seymour, No. 30, 5 June 1867 requesting Young’s letter to verify Watson’s claim.