Romaine to Under-Secretary of State
11 November 1865
I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to acquaint you, for the information of the Secretary of State for the Colonies, that the sum of Five pounds twelve shillings (£5.12.0) is due to the Captain of Her Majesty's Ship "Clio" on account of expenses incurred in the Entertainments specified overleaf, and I am to request that you will move Mr Secretary Cardwell to give directions for that amount to be transferred to the credit of Naval Funds in the hands of the Paymaster-General.
I am,
Your most obedient Servant
W.G. Romaine
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
On the last occasion (see 1167) the expense of the Bishop's passage was defrayed from the funds of the Colony. Follow therefore the precedent in this instance with respect to the Bishop's passage & that of the Archdeacon, who probably accompanied the Bishop because his Services are requisite but can the public be properly charged with the expense of Mrs Hill's passage, tho' the amount is small?
VJ 14 N
Doubtful whether it is quite right: but it will be better not to raise the point. Follow the last precedent, as proposed.
TFE 14/11
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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List of Passengers entertained on board H.M.S. Clio, comprising the Bishop of Columbia, Archdeacon Gillson and Mrs. Hill, wife of the Bishop, for passage from Esquimalt to Nanaimo and return, showing a total cost of £5.12.
Other documents included in the file
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Elliot to Secretary to the Admiralty, 18 November 1865, advising that the Crown Agents had been instructed to pay the outstanding balance.
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Elliot to Crown Agents, 18 November 1865, authorizing them to remit the sum of £5.12 to the Paymaster General to the credit of Naval Funds.
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Draft reply, Cardwell to Officer Administering the Government of British Columbia, No. 92, 17 November 1865.