Peel to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Treasury Chambers
14 November 1862
With reference to the lettter of the Board of 5 June, and to your letter of 14 June last, I am directed by the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury to transmit herewith copy of a letter from the Admiralty, dated 31 Ult, and of its Enclosures marked A, relating to the admission of the charge upon Naval Funds of the sum of £7085.8.4onManuscript image on account of the Marine Force serving in British Columbia and San Juan for the period from the 9 August 1859 to 31st December 1861.
I am to request that you will state to the Duke of Newcastle that the War Department has repaid to the Treasury Chest Account the sum of £2,509.5.5 on account of the cost of constructing and repairing Barracks at San Juan.
With regard to the remainingManuscript image portion of the expenditure incurred at San Juan up to the 31 December 1861, viz that for the Salary of a Magistrate and other Civil Services amounting to £595.5.3 I am to transmit copy of a Report from The Commr of Audit relating to certain omissions of regular authorities in connection with the Vouchers for this service, and I am to request that you will state to His Grace that their Lordships are of opinion that as the omissions are not of great importance the AccountsmayManuscript image may be passed notwithstanding them.
Provision should therefore be made for the sum of £595.5.3 in the Estimate for British Columbia for the Year 1863/4 as proposed in your letter of 14 June last.
I am, Sir
Your obedient Servant
F. Peel
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
This letter settles the question of the San Juan expenditure up to 31 Decr 1861.
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I have taken a Note of the Sum to be provided for on our Estimates. As no now remains to be done, Put by.
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Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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W.G. Romaine, Admiralty, to Secretary of the Treasury, 31 October 1862, expressing approval "of the aggregate charges on account of the Marine Force serving in British Columbia and San Juan, amounting to £7,085.8.4," with explanation and statement enclosed.
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Romilly and Arbuthnot, Audit Office, to Treasury, 31 October 1862, reporting on the result of their examination into the accounts covering imperial expenditure on San Juan Island.