Sargeaunt to Elliot (Assistant Under-Secretary)
Office of The Agents-General for Crown Colonies,
6, Adelphi Terrace, London, W.C.
27 August 1862
In reply to your letter of the 24th Ultimo, I have the honor to acquaint you for the information of His Grace the Duke of Newcastle that the amount therein mentioned of Three Hundred and Fifty Six Pounds, One Shilling, and Eleven Pence (£356.1.11) for Stores supplied for the Lighthouses at Vancouver's Island, was paid by the Agents General on the 26th Instant to the Board of Trade, the account with that Colony showing now the amount of £551.18.9 overpaid.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient,
Humble Servant,
W.C. Sargeaunt
Agent Genl
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
Inform the Bd of Trade in an[swe]r to their Letter of the 14 July that the sum of 356.1.11 has been paid &c.
Write also to the Governor, with reference to the Duke of Newcastle's despatch of the 24 July, and peremptorily instruct him to reimburse the £551.18.9 which has been advanced on behalf of the Colonial Govt.
ABd 28 Augt
FR 28/8
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Elliot to James Booth, Board of Trade, 30 August 1862, advising that "the sum of £356.1.11 due for stores supplied for the Vancouver I. Lighthouses has been paid to the credit of your department."
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, No. 116, 30 August 1862, informing him of the expenditure and instructing him to immediately supply the Agents General with funds sufficient to enable them to replace this overdraught.