13th September 1859

Victoria V.I.
13th Sept. 1859


I have the honor to inform you the Secretary of Sate for War has sanctioned 100 Pounds Sterling per annum being paid to one of the Clergymen in British Columbia to be attached for Duty as Chaplain to the Troops in the Colony.

The Bishop has nominated the Reverend Mr. Sheepshanks to that duty, and I submit he should be borne on the strength of the Troops for rations and Quarters.

I request Your Excellency’s sanction for arrangements to be made accordingly.

I have the honor to be,
Your most obt. Servant

RC Moody
Col Comd.

Note: This is the official letter making Sheepshanks the Chaplain to the Detachment.  He will remain in this position until the arrival of Archdeacon Wright in 1862.