No. 18
6 April 1867
Sir,
With reference to the Acting Governor's Despatch No. 65 of the 12th of October last, I have the honor to transmit to you, for your information and guidance, copies of a correspondence between this Department and the Board of Treasury, relative to the payment of the amount ofcompensationManuscript image compensation awarded to Messrs. Clark and Skinner on account of the premature termination of their contract for the supply of meat to the Royal Engineers.
You will observe that Her Majesty's Government have sanctioned the liquidation of the Contractors claim from Imperial Funds, and I have therefore to authorize you to pay the Messrs Clark and Skinner the sum of £568 being the amount of compensation awarded in Mr. Trutch's Report.
Immediately upon hearing from you that thepaymentManuscript image payment has been made, the same amount will be placed in the hands of the Crown Agents to the credit of the Colony.
I have the honor to be
Sir,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Buckingham & Chandos
Other documents included in the file
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Copy, Elliot to Hamilton, 18 March 1867, requesting that Messrs. Clark and Skinner be compensated for "losses sustained by an enexpected withdrawl of Troops from the Colony, and the consequent abrupt close of their contract."
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Copy, Hamilton to the Secretary of State for the Colonies, 27 March 1867, stating that no objection will be made to the payment of Messrs. Clark and Skinner.
Grenville, Richard to Seymour, Frederick 6 April 1867, NAC RG7:G8C/14, 177. 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/B677118.html.

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