Cairo, November 1, 1877.
|Sum received from Egyptian Finance||1977 12||0|
|Amounts Paid out by Order of Captain Burton.||£||s.||d.|
|Hotel bills for five persons (thirty-six days)||149||6||9|
|Advanced to members of Expedition up to date (May 3rd)245||74 12||3|
|Cost of provisions for journey to Midian, fourteen persons||314||8||9|
|Cost of tools, chemicals, instruments, canteen, etc.||185 19||0|
|Medicine chest from Dr. Lowe||10 10||0|
Journey to Suez from Cairo, December 6th, 1878:—
|Hotel bill for eleven persons (three days)||33||3||6|
|Tobacco for presents to Bedawin||6||8||0|
|Telegrams and post service||3||9||0|
El–Muwaylah, December 16th, to return, February 13th:—
|Journey to north246||316||14||3|
|Cost of sheep247||32||14||0|
|Five foot-soldiers’ salaries||7||4||0|
|Eastern journey to the Hismá249||187||6||6|
|Cost of sheep250||11||19||0|
|Sambúk from Suez, as per contract||9||4||0|
|Soldiers from fort||3||0||0|
|Journey to Shárr251||44||11||6|
|Cost of sheep252||3||4||0|
|Thirty pairs of boots for soldiers253||6||0||0|
|Journey to south254||92||13||0|
|Cost of sheep255||15||16||0|
|Sayyid ‘Abd el-Rahím Effendi||16||0||0|
|Shaykh Furayj salary for twenty-five days||5||0||0|
|Expenses at Suez, unloading, etc., and hotel bills for ten persons||39||17||0|
|Post and telegrams||1||16||0|
|Suez to Cairo||1||12||6|
Expenses at Cairo up to date May 5, 1878:—Salaries of persons engaged from Cairo and Muwaylah:—
|Unloading, cartage, and preparing for Exhibition 24||5||5|
|Anton Dimitri, Giorgi, and Petro257||93||17||6|
|Magazine-man at El–Muwaylah258||6||8||0|
|Sais from Suez, engaged through governor259 9||0||0|
|Mr. Clarke’s salary260||180||0||0|
|In hand for small expenses not yet sent in for payment||5||19||6|
Sent in May 6, 1878.
|(Countersigned)||RICHARD F. BURTON.|
245 M. Marie, £35 12s.; Haji Wali, £23; M. Philipin, £12 4s.; M. Lacaze, £3 16s.
246 Starting with a hundred camels and three Shaykhs.
247 For all hands.
248 Includes “bakhshísh.”
249 Sixty-one camels, four Shaykhs.
250 For all hands.
251 Fifty camels, three Shaykhs.
252 For all hands.
253 Got from Mukhbir.
254 Fifty-eight camels, three Shaykhs.
255 For all hands.
256 Includes “bakhshísh.”
257 Six months’ pay.
258 Four months.
259 Four months and a half.
260 Employed on special service.
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