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Record NG6/6/798

Archive reference number NG6/6/798

Letter to The Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty’s Treasury

Date 3 Sep 1880

Informing them that as the Secretary, and accounting officer, is away on annual

leave, I [F. W. Burton] forwarded an order to the Paymaster General to pay the

Earl of Suffolk £9,000 for a picture purchased by the Trustees, but has learned

that the Paymaster General cannot act on orders not signed by the accounting

officer and countersigned by me [Burton], and asking if their Lordships would

authorise the Paymaster General to honour the order which can be signed by Mr

Eastlake on his return.

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