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Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 8: Foreign Office Officials 1782-1870
'Superintendent of Foreign Ministers' Accounts 1827-39', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 8: Foreign Office Officials 1782-1870 (1979), pp. 49. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=16892 Date accessed: 25 July 2014.
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Superintendent of Foreign Ministers' Accounts 1827-39
In 1827 Byng, the only Senior Clerk not receiving an allowance for the performance
of a specific area of duty, was awarded an annual allowance of £150 to examine the
contingent accounts of diplomats and consuls. (fn. 1) Thereafter he was usually designated
Superintendent of Foreign Ministers' Accounts. On Byng's retirement in 1839, the
duty was transferred to the Chief Clerk. (fn. 2)
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