Grafton to Under-Secretary of State
20 February 1868
With reference to the letters from this Office of 26 Jany 1867, 57/30/10645, enclosing a Claim on account of Stores supplied by the War Department for service of the Artillery Volunteers, British Columbia amounting to £141.1.3 and to the subsequent letter of 12 July, and to yours of 26 July and 19th Novr last on the subject, I am again directed by Sir John Pakington to call your attention to the above letters and to request you will state whether any further steps have been taken towards a settlement of the Claim.
I have the honor to be,
Your Obedient Servant
Douglas Grafton
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
No answer has been recd from the Govr to the two despatches addressed to him on the 7th Feby & 31 Aug of last year.
But as regards dealing with this as withManuscript image the other similar claim. See to W.O. on 11761 from Govr.
CC 27/2
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Of course Govr Seymour ought to have answered these dphes. But at the same time he is in such distress for money that it seems merely vexatious to press him. I wd be disposed to answer that the revenues of B.C. are at present in such a state that they are unable for the present to discharge these engagements, & that under these circumstances B&C presumes that the W.O. will allow the claim to stand over till the finances are somewhat restored.
FR 28/2
CBA 28/2
B&C 29/2
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Rogers to Under-Secretary of State, War Office, 6 March 1868, asking that the claim be allowed to stand over.