Storks to Merivale
24 August 1858 Immediate
With reference to your Letter of the 18th inst I am directed by the Secretary of State for War to transmit to you, this enclosed copy of a Letter from the Deputy Adjutant General of Royal Engineers respecting the pay and allowances of the Detachment of that Corps under orders to proceed to New Columbia; and to request that Manuscript imageyou will move Sir E B Lytton to furnish General Peel with the necessary information to enable him to answer the enquiries therein contained.
I have the honor to be Sir,
Your Obedient Servant
H.K. Storks
Herman Merivale Esq
&c &c &c
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Draft, Merivale to Under Secretary, War Office, 25 August 1858, providing the information requested and denying that the Colonial Office had ever authorized extra allowances for Colonial pay.
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Col. J.W. Gordon, Deputy Adjutant General of Engineers, Horse Guards, to Military Secretary, Immediate, 23 August 1858.