Moody to Under-Secretary of State
21st Decr 1859
I have the honor to transmit herewith for the information of Her Majesty's Secretary of State for the Colonies a copy of a correspondence between His Excellency Gov: Douglas C.B. and myself, on the subject of the Military Command in this Colony and Vancouver Island.
I have the honor to be, Sir,
Your most obedient, humble Servant,
R.C. Moody
Col. R.E.

To The Under Secretary of State for the Colonies
&c &c &c
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Put by. In the event of the Governor not addressing the Secretary of State on the subject, the communication should be ackd by a Lithograph—unless circes forbid that course in this case.
ABd 14 Feb
HM F 14
CF 15
N 16
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Put by vide loose minutes on Engineers in B. Columbia.
EBP 14-7/60
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Moody to Douglas, 28 November 1859, transmitting a requisition for a payment owing to the detachment of Royal Marines.
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William A.G. Young, Acting Colonial Secretary, to Moody, 3 December 1859, advising that the payment in question had already been made, and asking whether Moody believed himself to have authority to exercise military command in Vancouver Island while resident in British Columbia.
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Moody to Douglas, 10 December 1859, quoting the source of his authority for exercising command in both colonies, and expressing regret that any misunderstanding had existed on the question.