Hamilton to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Treasury Chambers
Whitehall, S.W.
12 Sept. 1867
In reply to Mr Elliot's letter of 6th Instant, I am commanded by the Lords Commissoners of Her Majesty's Treasury to acquaint you that the Paymaster General has been authorized to pay to the account at the Bank of England, of the Crown Agents for the Colonies, the sum of £568, in repayment of the amount paid by the Government of British Columbia to Messrs. Clark and Skinner, as compensation for the premature termination of their Contract for the supply of meat to the troops stationed at New Westminster in 1863.
I am,
Your obedient Servant,
Geo. A. Hamilton
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir Rogers
Acknowledge 8556 & inform Governor that instructions have been issued by the Treasy for the payment of £568 to Agents.
WR 13 Sept 67
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At once.
FR 3/9
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Draft reply, Buckingham to Seymour, No. 64, 18 September 1867 informing Seymour that the Paymaster General will reimburse the Crown Agents on behalf of British Columbia for the amount the colony paid to Messrs Clark and Skinner.