Romaine to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
22 November 1861
In reply to Mr Elliot's Letter of the 12th Instant, I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to acquaint you, for the information of the Duke of Newcastle, that the Sum due to Lieutenant & Commander A.T.H. Helby, of H.M's Gunboat Grappler, is Five pounds five shillings (£5.5.0) on account of the entertainment of Captain Stamp on boardthatManuscript image that Vessel for five days in the month of October, 1861.
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I am etc.
W.G. Romaine
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Instruct the Agent to pay to the Credit of Naval Services the sum in question, & request the Govr to remit the amount?
VJ 23 Novr
Mr Jadis
TFE 25/11
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Elliot to Colonial Agents General, 28 November 1861, asking them to pay the sum to the credit of naval services.
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, No. 77, 26 November 1861, requesting that, since Stamp was on colonial business, that Douglas pay for his travel aboard HMS Grappler.