No. 77
1st July 1867
My Lord Duke,
I had the honor to receive Your Grace's despatch No. 17 of the 2nd April 1867, authorizing the payment, under certain circumstances of a gratuity of £20 to WilliamBowdenManuscript image Bowden, as a settler in this Colony.
2. I beg to enclose Bowden's receipt for the money, and a medical certificate shewing that he is in good health and fit to become a settler and I have to request that the War Office may be requested to repay the sum of twenty pounds (£20) to the Crown Agents to the credit of British Columbia.
I have the honor to be,
My Lord Duke
YourManuscript image Your most obedient
humble Servant
Frederick Seymour
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
To the War Office requesting them to pay the £20 to the Agents.
CC 2 Sept
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At once.
TFE 2 Sep
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Receipt of William Bowden for twenty pounds gratuity on account of military service, 5 July 1867.
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Certificate testifying to Bowden's good health, signed by J.S. Helmcken, M.R.C.S., 13 June 1867.
Other documents included in the file
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Elliot to Under-Secretary of State for War, 7 September 1867, forwarding copy of the despatch and enclosures and requesting that the appropriate sum be paid to the crown agents.
Minutes by CO staff
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I have added a sentence, to make sure that they pay.
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