W3877 TO REV. THOMAS BAKER from J.P. Collier, paymaster, with Baker's reply.
Mar 10 1871
To: Rev. Thomas Baker. Toronto, Ontario.
From: Whitehall, London, England.
PAYMASTER GENERAL'S OFFICE,
WHITEHALL, 10 March 1871
The Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty having directed the Sum of 5/- to be deducted from your Half Pay on account of Stamp Duty on your Commission, I am to request that you will, on the occasion of the first Bill you may draw after the receipt of this Letter (which you will be good enough to acknowledge,) deduct from the amount set down in the general authority in your possession as applicable to the particular Quarter for which you may draw, the of 5/- as above directed, drawing your Bill for the Net Sum after deducting the 5/- adverted to.
Your most obedient Servant,
[Thomas Baker's Reply to the Above]
22 Gloucester Street, Toronto, Ont., Canada
March 28, 1871
I respectfully acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 10th Mar. requesting me to deduct 5/0 on account of Stamp duty on my Commifsion [sic] from my Half-Pay on [?] of the part that I may draw after its receipt.
In reply, I beg leave to state that I have complied by making the required alteration in the deduction. Follow up, with this completed and kindly send me from the Paymaster-General's Office.
I have the honour to be,
Your very humble Servant,
Thomas Baker /a/,
Commander, Royal Navy
J.P. Collier, Esq.
Afsistant [sic] Paymaster-General