1847 - Establishment of Factory Accounts

1st April. Commencement of the financial year, the men employed in the Factory to be transferred from the books of the Storekeeper: “the Pay Clerk & Bookkeeper of the Factory should enter upon the full discharge of his duties….. you will inform Mr. Murray that they will expect the Accounts of the Portsmouth Factory to be kept in such a manner as to enable him, at any hour, to furnish an account, both of the amount of work done, and of the names of the Vessels, over which it has been distributed.”