Hamilton to Under-Secretary of State
Treasury Chambers
1st July 1868
The Lords Commissoners of Her Majesty's Treasury have had before them your letter of 24th ulto enclosing copy of a despatch from the Governor of British Columbia on the subject of the loss which the Colony sustains by the present mode of paying Imperial Pensioners resident in the Colony—with enclosures.
I am to state, for the information of the Secretary of State, that under the circumstances represented in the memorandum of the Acting Secretary of British Columbia transmitted by Governor Seymour, My Lords will not object to the Colonial Government drawing Bills on the Paymaster General half yearly, in advance, for sums not exceeding £150 each—on account of thesePensionersManuscript image Pensioners. But in this case, accounts and vouchers for the expenditure of the money so drawn must be sent to this Country every half year.
I am, Sir,
Your obedient Servant
Geo. A. Hamilton
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
To the Governor for his guidance & in answer to his despatch 6299.
CC 2 July
FR 2/7
CBA 3/7
B&C 4/7
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Draft reply, Buckingham to Seymour, No. 44, 7 July 1868 informing Seymour that the Treasury “will not object” to the government of British Columbia drawing bills from Britain every six months to pay pensioners and the conditions for this payment schedule to function properly.