Romaine to Under-Secretary of State
5 November 1866
Sir,
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 forty three pounds, four shillings (£43.4s.0d) is due to the officers of Her Majesty's Ship "Scout" on account of expenses incurred in the Entertainments specified overleaf and I am to request that you will move the Earl of Carnarvon to give directions for that amount to be transferred to the credit of Naval Funds in the hands of the Paymaster-General.
I am,
Sir,
Your most obedient Servant
W.G. Romaine
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
See the Minutes on 9586. Authorize the Agent to pay the £43.4.0 & request the Govr to remit the amount?
VJ 6 Novr
Drafts.
TFE 7/11
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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List of Passengers entertained on board H.M.S. Scout, consisting of Kennedy and Philip J. Hankin, on an inspection tour from 9 to 20 August 1866.
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Draft reply, Carnarvon to Kennedy, No. 19, 16 November 1866.
Minutes by CO staff
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The minutes on 9586 say, very justly, that a charge of this kind
should be defrayed from some Colonial fund. Therefore the draft ought not to be worded as if Govr K. was required to pay it out of his own pocket. I have altered the draft accordingly. See Ady/10902.
TFE 10/11
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Colonial Office to Crown Agents, 16 November 1866, instructing them to pay the necessary sum to the credit of naval services, the governor being asked to repay the amount from colonial funds.
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Colonial Office to Admiralty, 16 November 1866, advising the crown agents had been instructed to remit the sum required for the entertainment of Kennedy and Hankin while on board the Scout.
Romaine, William Govett to Adderley, Charles Bowyer 5 November 1866, CO 305:30, no. 10500, 33. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/V665AD08.html.

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