Romaine to Under-Secretary of State
3 1867
I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to transmit, herewith, to be laid before HM's Secretary of State for the Colonies the enclosed statement, with voucher, of expenses incurred by the Naval Department, on account of the Colonial Office, for extra pay to certain men of HMS "Sparrowhawk," for transferring oil from the Hudson's Bay Company's Ship "Severn" to the Fisguard Light house, amounting tonineManuscript image nine shillings & three pence; and I am to request that payment of the amount may be made to the credit of Naval Services through HM's Paymaster General who has been authorized to receive the same.
I am,
Your obedient Servant
W.G. Romaine
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
The Agents may be told to discharge this small account 9s/3d & the Governor informed accordingly.
WR 5 Sept 67
Draft at once.
TFE 5/9
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Statement of expenses incurred by the naval department on account of the colonial office, as per despatch.
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Extra pay list for the men employed in transferring the oil.
Other documents included in the file
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Rogers to Secretary to the Admiralty, 10 September 1867, advising that the Crown Agents had been instructed to pay the requested amount.
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Rogers to Crown Agents, 10 September 1867, forwarding copy of the statement and voucher and requesting that the sum be paid.
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Draft reply, Buckingham to Seymour, No. 59, 12 September 1867 transmitting “a Statement with voucher … of expenses … on account of extra pay to certain Men of Her Majesty's ship Sparrowhawk employed in transferring Oil from the Hudson's Bay Company's Ship "Severn" in Esquimault Harbour to the Fisgard Lighthouse” and informing Seymour that Buckingham authorized the Crown Agents to pay the expenses.