Hamilton to Under-Secretary of State
Treasury Chambers
16 May 1868
I am desired by the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury to acquaint you that a Bill for £1500 drawn by the Treasurer of B. Columbia for the maintenance of the Royal Marines on San Juan, has been left at the Office of the Paymaster-General, and I am to request that you will move the Secretary of State to inform My Lords whether this Bill should be accepted and paid.
I am, Sir,
Your obedient Servant
G.A. Hamilton
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
No advice from Govr. See however 17/4519 from him.
It is the usual Bill on account of the Marines at San Juan.
Answer that no advice has been recd from the Govr but that as the Duke of Buckingham assumes that it is drawn on account of the Marines in the usual course, his Grace is of opinion that it may be accepted & paid.
CC 16 May
FR 16/5
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At once. And call Govrs attention to repetition of omission to advise.
FR 16/5
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See subsequent 19/6291.
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Draft reply, Buckingham to Seymour, No. 29, 21 May 1868 informing Seymour that the bill drawn for the royal marines on San Juan Island was authorized to be paid and reprimanding Seymour for failing to provide “regular notice” for the bill, despite an earlier guarantee to provide notice to the Colonial Office.
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Rogers to Secretary to the Treasury, 22 May 1868, advising that although no advice had been received from the Governor, the bill could be accepted and drawn in the usual manner.