No. 17, Military
19 February 1861
Being about to quit Vancouver's Island for British Columbia, I have the honor to acquaint your Grace that I have authorized the Treasurer to procure the Sum of Three Thousand pounds (£3000) by Bills on Her Majesty's Paymaster General for the purpose of meeting the Requisitions which will be madeuponManuscript image upon me for funds to pay the Arrears of Colonial Pay due to the Officers and Men of the Royal Marines now at San Juan, as authorized in your Despatch No 37 of the 2nd July 1860, and No 60 of the 12th November 1860.
I have the honor to be
My Lord Duke
Your Grace's most obedient
and humble Servant
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
This is for the pay of the Marines while employed in B. Columbia under Colonel Moody from April to July/59? Vide Duke of Newcastles despatch No 60 quoted by the Governor.
See your Minute annexed on the question of adding an item to the B. Columbia Estimate on this account.
HT Irving 22 Apl
Mr Fortescue
This sum of £3000 relates to the pay of the Marines whilst they were in BritishManuscript imageBritish Columbia and not to their subsequent pay in San Juan. Send a copy of the present despatch to the Treasury for their information with reference to any former letters in which we may have told them of the arrangement about extra pay in British Columbia?
TFE 16 May
CF 17
N 19
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Colonial Office to G.A. Hamilton, Treasury, 28 May 1861, forwarding copy of the despatch and asking that they accept and pay the Bills "out of the Parliamentary Vote for British Columbia."