Grafton to Under-Secretary of State
28 October 1868
Referring to the previous Correspondence, and to your letter of 6th March last, relative to a Claim (£141.1.3) for Stores supplied to the Colonial Government British Columbia (originally preferred on 26 Jany 1867) I am again directed by Secretary Sir John Pakington to request you will state whether there is any prospect of the Claim being settled.
I have the honor to be,
Your Obedient Servant
Douglas Grafton
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
This is not the only claim agst the Colony from the W.O. that is standing over for better days.
It might be said that the state of the Finances had somewhatManuscript image improved & that the D. of Buckingham trusted that this claim & others might be liquidated in the course of the coming year. And then copies to Govr.
CC 30 Oct
FR 30/10
CBA 31/10
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What are the total W.O. claims?
B&C 1/11
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War Office claims
£675.2.4 for Arms & Ammunition. See 6794/1867.
£141.1.3 Stores for Volunteers. 2705/1868.
FR 3/11
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I thought there was a larger amount. Proceed as proposed.
B&C 3/11
Other documents included in the file
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Rogers to Under-Secretary, War Office, 10 November 1868, stating their expectation that the War Office claims could be liquidated during the coming year.
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Draft reply, Buckingham to Seymour, No. 99, 10 November 1868 transmitting the Colonial Office’s correspondence with the War Office regarding when the Government of British Columbia will be able to repay the War Office for stores supplied to British Columbia.