Bedford to Lytton
1858
My Lord
I beg to enclose for your perusal the testimonials, received from the various officers I have served under, at the time when in consequence of peace the reduction of the Army was intended, and I therefore intended to become a candidate for the Chief Constableship of Warwickshire, as the reduction never took place I withdrew from the contest. I hope you will consider these sufficient to induce you to give me a letter of introduction to the Governor of New Columbia in the hope of getting employment there in the Constabulary or other service. I would have got fresh testimonials but my regiment the 92nd Highlanders is now serving in India.  
I have the honor
to be Yr obet Sert
C.J.R. Bedford

35 Grove Place
Brompton
Minutes by CO staff
I have had some previous communication with this Gentleman on the subject of a letter of introduction to Govr Douglas. I think that the testimonials annexed will warrant it. Annex therefore a letter.  
C
Oct 7
Other documents included in the file
  • Merivale to Bedford, 16 October 1858, transmitting a letter of introduction.  
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
  • Mark Kerr Atherley, Lieutenant-Colonel, 92nd Highlanders, to Bedford, 4 July 1856, printed letter of recommendation.  
  • R.M. Sutherland, Major, 92nd Highlanders, 21 June 1856, printed letter certifying that Bedford had served under his command and testifying to his abilities.  
  • C. Elmhirst, Lieutenant-Colonel, 9th Regiment, 9 July 1856, printed letter of recommendation.  
  • Fred Granville, Major, 2nd Warwick Militia, to Bedford, 12 July 1856, printed letter of recommendation.  
  • T.G. Skipwith, Lieutenant Colonel, 2nd Warwick Militia, to Bedford, 16 July 1856, printed letter of recommendation.  
  • J.R. Boultbee, Lieutenant Colonel, 1st Warwick Militia, 24 June 1856, printed letter of recommendation.  
 
Correspondence (private letter):
Bedford to Lytton, 1858, National Archives of the UK, 10233, CO 60/2. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871. Ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria: University of Victoria. http://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/getDoc.htm?id=B586B10.scx. Accessed 21 September 2017. 

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