No. 63
21 August 1868
Sir,
I transmit to you for your information and guidance and with reference to your despatch No. 131 of the 28th of September last, copies of a correspondence with the War Office from which you will see that although the Secretary of State for War is unable to withdrawtheManuscript image the claim of his Department against your Government for £675.2.4 on account of certain revolvers and ammunition left by Colonel Moody, Royal Engineers, on loan for the use of the colony of British Columbia, he has no objection to allow the settlement of the claim to remain in abeyance until the necessary funds become available.
I have the honor to be
Sir,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Buckingham & Chandos
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Copy, Rogers to the Under Secretary of State for the War Office, 26 February 1868, stating that the colony of British Columbia cannot meet its debts to the War Office, and hopes that Pakington "will think it allowable to extend to British Columbia the same degree of liberality which has been shewn to Vancouver Island and allow the Colony to return these Stores free of Charge."
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Copy, Lugard to the Under Secretary of States for the Colonial Office, 20 April 1868, stating that they are unable to comply with the request made by Rogers, but that Pakington has "no objection to allow the settlement of the claim to remain in abeyance until the necessary funds become avaliable."
Grenville, Richard to Seymour, Frederick 21 August 1868, NAC RG7:G8C/15, 317. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/B687063.html.

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