29th April 1859
I have the honor to forward the enclosed report from Captain
Magin respecting the rations supplied to the Royal Marines under
The supplementary Quantities, consisting of Meat, Vegetables
and Bread as stated in the margin, if Your Excellency is pleased
to sanction them, can be obtained by my order from our own
contractor, through the Quarter master of the Royal Marines.
It is a very necessary allowance under the circumstances of
the locality and the duties performed.
I have the honor to be
Your Excellency's obedient humble servant
Lt. Gov. and Col. Commding.
In left margin -
Meat 1/2 lb. per diem
Vegetables 1/2 lb. per diem
Bread 1/4 lb. per diem