No. 61
19 December 1863
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your despatches Nos. 51 and 52 of the 2nd of September last and to acquaint you that I approve of Mr. Young's retention of the Office of Colonial Secretary for Vancouver Island and that I accept his resignation of the Colonial Secretaryship
of British Columbia.  
To the vacancy thus created in British Columbia I have appointed Mr. Arthur N. Birch, a Member of this Office, who will shortly proceed to the Colony.  
The necessary Warrant for the appointment of Mr. Young will be forwarded to you by an early opportunity.  
I have the honor to be
Your obedient Servant
Despatch from London:
Newcastle to Douglas, 19 December 1863. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871. Ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria: University of Victoria. Accessed 23 May 2018. 

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