Hawes to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
26 March 1859
I am directed by Secretary Major General Peel to forward to you copies of a correspondence which has taken place between this Department and Governor Douglas regarding an account and vouchers in support of the expenditure incurred for the buildings erected at Vancouver Island for the North American Boundary Surveying Expedition.
I am to enclose copies of the only financial documents connected with this expenditure which have been received, and to request that you will move Secretary SirManuscript imageSir E.B. Lytton to request Governor Douglas to forward at an Early date the necessary vouchers in support of the several items which appear in those documents.
I have etc.
B. Hawes
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Ask the Governor to supply the required vouchers.
ABd 28/3
Annex dt.
HM Mh 30
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Lytton to Douglas, No. 41, 2 April 1859.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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J.R. Godley, War Office, to Douglas, 2 July 1858, asking him to submit a detailed account and the necessary vouchers following completion of the works required by the boundary commission.
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Douglas to Under-Secretary, War Office, 30 August 1858, stating he had drawn a bill of exchange in favor of the Hudson's Bay Company for the amount expended, and enclosing two vouchers.
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Hawes to Douglas, 28 October 1858, asking for "a formal account in detail of the sum of £1222.18.8 supported by adequate and necessary vouchers."
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Douglas to Under-Secretary of State, War Office, 13 January 1859, stating that the vouchers for the expenditure "were duly transmitted with my letter to you of the 30th August last," but promising to submit in addition a copy of the carpenter's specifications.
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Statement of expenditure relative to Constance Cove House, dated 28 August 1858, signed by Alex Munro, Agent, Puget Sound Agricultural Company.
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"Account of Expenses incurred by the Hudson's Bay Company for the Military Cantonments at Constance Cove, Vancouvers Island," dated 30 August 1858.