No. 59
Downing Street
12 June 1861
I have the honor to transmit to you herewith the copy of a letter from the Treasury, relative to the Bills which you reported in your despatch No. 48 of the 14th of November, and No. 17 of the 19th of February last that you had drawn on Her Majesty's Paymaster General for the extra pay of the detachment of Royal MarinesatManuscript image at present serving in San Juan.
The expenditure on account of these Marines while serving in British Columbia and while stationed in San Juan is chargeable to separate accounts in this Country, and I have to instruct you in compliance with the request of the Lords Commissoners of the Treasury to furnish particulars of the services for which you have hitherto drawn Bills on thePaymasterManuscript image Paymaster General, and for the future to specify the service upon the Bills themselves, in order that the amounts of your drafts may be provided for from the proper sources.
I have the honor to be
Your obedient Servant,
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Copy, George A. Hamilton, Treasury, to F. Rogers, 28 May 1861, reporting Paymaster General has accepted two bills for £1000 and £500 and asking the purpose for which the funds were required.