Phillippo to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
8 King's Bench Walk
Inner Temple
14th March 1870
I have the honor to acknowledge receipt by me on Saturday of your letter of the 8th inst. informing me that Her Majesty had been pleased to appoint me Attorney General of British Columbia.
In answer to your enquiry I beg to state that I shall be prepared to leave this country as soon as the necessary arrangements for the journey are completed that is to say early in the beginning of next month or sooner if required.
As the expense of transit however is very heavy I trust that I may be excused under the circumstances of my case for soliciting an advance on account of Salary and I should be glad if the Rules and regulations of the Colonial office admitted of my receiving £150 on account being the amount which I calculate it will cost me at least to get to Victoria.
I have the honor to be
Your obedt Servt
George Phillippo

To Sir Fredk Rogers Bart K.C.M.G.
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Herbert
Such advances on 1t appt are not unusual—tho', but more particularly in the case of small Salaries, not [to] be encouraged.
It is a question whether the Crown Agents have any Columbia monies in their hands from which such an advance could be made.
CC 15/3
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The journey to Br Columbia is very expensive, & therefore this may perhaps be considered a somewhat special case.
RGWH Mar 15/70
G 19/3
Other documents included in the file
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Herbert to Phillippo, 23 March 1870, advising that the Crown Agents had been authorized to advance him £150.
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Herbert to Crown Agents, 23 March 1870, authorizing them to advance Phillippo £150 on account of his salary.
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Draft reply, Granville to Musgrave, No. 29, 23 March 1870.