Briggs to Under-Secretary of State
10 June 1868
I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to transmit, herewith, to be laid before the Secretary of State for the Colonies a copy of a letter from Rear Admiral Hastings, Commander in Chief on the Pacific Station, asking instructions relative to the payment of arrears of Colonial Pay to the Detachment of Royal Marines at San Juan, from 1st April to 31st Decr 1867.
By Treasury letters of July 1860 & April 1861, the Officers & men of thisDetachmentManuscript image Detachment of Royal Marines were granted a colonial rate of pay equal to their Imperial Pay, and the latter pay has been increased from 1st April 1867 under HM's Order in Council of 27 August 1867.
Under these circumstances my Lords are desirous of being informed whether there is any objection to the payment of the arrears in question.
I am, Sir,
Your obedient Servant
John Henry Briggs
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
This should I suppose be referred to the Treasury.
The Secy of State has no concern in this matter, because if the Govr does pay the arrears he will draw on the Imperial Treasury for the amount.
CC 11 June
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At once.
FR 11/6
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Rear Admiral Hastings to Secretary of the Admiralty, 10 April 1868, reporting on the arrears situation.
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Rogers to Secretary to the Treasury, 16 June 1868, forwarding copy of the letter and asking for instructions as to payment of the arrears.