Barnard to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
5, Cannon Row
14 October 1858
I have the honor to transmit to you for the information of Secretary Sir E.B. Lytton, the copy of a letter addressed to me by direction of the Secretary of State for War respecting the payment of the Pension ofMichaelManuscript image Michael Kelcher, in Vancouver's Island from the 1st of April next and the stopping of ten shillings from the first issue of such Pension.
I am therefore to request that the necessary instructions may be given for carrying into effect the wishes of Secretary Major General Peel.
I have the honor to be Sir,
Your obedient Servant,
Edwd Barnard
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P.S. In other Colonies it has been the practice for the Colonial Treasurer to pay the Pensioner and then for the Colonial Secretary to send to me the necessary Vouchers to enable me to claim repayment from the War Department.
H. Merivale Esq.
&c &c &c
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
I suppose that the Govr may be able to find the means of making this payment as it is not very heavy. Send him a copy of this Letter & request him to comply with the request of the War Office.
ABd 21 Oct
TFE 22 Oct
Annex draft.
C Oct 23
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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K. Bacon, War Office, to Barnard, 9 October 1858, asking him to make arrangements for the payment at Vancouver Island of Kelcher's pension.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Lytton to Douglas, No. 34, 29 October 1858.