No. 96
Victoria
20th August 1867
My Lord Duke,
I have had the honor to receive Your Grace's despatch No. 30 of the 5th June, pointing out that a report from Mr Young, Acting ColonialSecretaryManuscript image Secretary, on Mr Watson's application for remuneration for services rendered to the detachment of Marines at San Juan had not accompanied my despatch which purported to cover it.
2. I greatly regret the accidental omission by my Secretary of the document in question which I now beg to forward.
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
Former papers are with you.
WR 22 Oct 67
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I should decline, at this late period, to grant Mr Watson any extra allowances.
TFE 26/10
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It seems unreasonable to allow a back payment of this sort: but can he as Col Treasr go on acting as Commissy?
CBA 28/10
B&C 31/10
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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W.A.G. Young, 28 February 1867, reporting on Watson's application for remuneration as per despatch.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Buckingham to Seymour, No. 72, 1 November 1867 informing Seymour that Buckingham “declined to grant to Mr. A. Watson any extra allowance [for] Services rendered … as Acting Commissary in Vancouver Island.”
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Elliot to Watson, 5 November 1867, denying application for an extra allowance on account of his service as acting commissary.
Seymour, Frederick to Grenville, Richard 20 August 1867, CO 60:28, no. 10370, 361. 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/B67096.html.

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