No. 136
7th October 1867
My Lord Duke,
The sum of Two hundred and six pounds eleven shillings and seven pence (£206.11.7) having been overpaid by this Government on account of the Royal Marines at San Juan, I have the honor to acquaint your Grace that I have authorized the Treasurer to draw a Bill in the usual manner on Her Majesty's Paymaster General for the sum of Fifteen hundredPoundsManuscript image Pounds (£1500), to repay this disbursement and to meet future charges on the same account; and I request that your Grace will be pleased to cause the Bill to be accepted on presentation.
I have the honor to be
My Lord Duke,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Frederick Seymour
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Sir F. Rogers
The Ty have paid this Bill—see 7023. Send them a copy of this as shewing the Items for which the Bill was drawn.
CC 4 Dec
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At once.
FR 4/12
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Mr Cox
Is there any change of practise here? It seems drawn in advance of the payments to the marines.
FR 6/12
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As far as I could make out to this extent, that in order to obtain payment of £206.11.7 due to the Colony he included it in a Bill for the 1/2 yearly payment on account of Marines—drawing in Oct.Manuscript image for what was not due till 31 Dec—but drawing for less than the usual £1500 for Marines by £206.11.7.
Perhaps he may have been anxious to obtain a little ready money to go on with.Manuscript image I would suggest waiting to see what the Treasury say as it [is] more a matter for them.
CC 9/12
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I wd merely send copy to Treasy and inform Mr Seymour that his draft has been paid. I think the drafts will do very well.
B&C 10/12
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Draft reply, Buckingham to Seymour, No. 92, 10 December 1867 informing Seymour that “the Treasury have authorized the Paymaster General to pay the Bill for £1500.”
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I alter this, because I collect that the bill is drawn not exactly in the ordinary course—to meet "certain" charges and till the Treasury has looked at it, I do not like using phrases wh may be said to have recognized its propriety, wh a recital is sometimes considered to do.
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Rogers to Secretary to the Treasury, 12 December 1867, forwarding copy of the despatch for information.
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Cox, Charles

Grenville, Richard

Rogers, Frederic

Seymour, Frederick

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British Columbia

San Juan Island