No. 43, Military
8 October 1860
Rear Admiral Baynes, the Naval Commander in Chief having brought to my notice the necessity of making some provisionManuscript imageprovision for placing the Detachment of Royal Marines landed at San Juan under suitable shelter before the inclemency of the winter season came on, a necessity I fully concurred in, the Detachment being under Canvas, and the Tents not of the most suitable or commodious description, I have the honor to acquaint Your Grace that, feeling assured I should be actingManuscript imageacting in accordance with the wishes of Her Majesty's Government, I have approved of a requisition made upon me by the Admiral for the construction of temporary, but sufficiently warm and comfortable, wooden Buildings, to serve as a Barracks.
2. The most rigid economy will be observed in the undertaking, but I shall be obliged to draw upon theManuscript imagethe Imperial Treasury for the sum of about one thousand Pounds (£1000) to enable me to carry out the work, and I trust Your Grace will obtain the necessary Authority from the Lords of the Treasury that the Bills may be accepted, and paid when they become due.
3. The expenditure for the same will be duly accounted for with theManuscript imagethe other disbursements made from Imperial Funds in connection with San Juan.
I have etc.
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Transmit a Copy of this Despatch to the Treasury & recommend payment of the bills? Send a Copy also to the War Office by whom the expense will ultimately have to be defrayed?
VJ 1 Decr
TFE 1 Dec
CF 3
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