No. 57
28 December 1858
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Despatch No 31 of the 29th of October last, 1 acquainting me that you had appointed Captain Gossett of the Royal Engineers, to be Treasurer of British Columbia and annexing for myinformationManuscript image information and guidance copy of a letter notifying to Captain Gossett the terms of his appointment.
I will not fail as your Despatch authorizes to appoint Captain Gossett to the office of Treasurer, and to recognize him immediately in that capacity awaiting the arrival of the Warrant for this appointment.
I have etc.
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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Put by.
ABd 28 Feb
At once.
HM Mh 1
Douglas, James to Lytton, Edward George Earle Bulwer 28 December 1858, CO 60:1, no. 2136, 552. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria.

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