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 ConstableshipManuscript image 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 92ndManuscript image 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
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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
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Merivale to Bedford, 16 October 1858, transmitting a letter of introduction.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Mark Kerr Atherley, Lieutenant-Colonel, 92nd Highlanders, to Bedford, 4 July 1856, printed letter of recommendation.
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R.M. Sutherland, Major, 92nd Highlanders, 21 June 1856, printed letter certifying that Bedford had served under his command and testifying to his abilities.
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C. Elmhirst, Lieutenant-Colonel, 9th Regiment, 9 July 1856, printed letter of recommendation.
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Fred Granville, Major, 2nd Warwick Militia, to Bedford, 12 July 1856, printed letter of recommendation.
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T.G. Skipwith, Lieutenant Colonel, 2nd Warwick Militia, to Bedford, 16 July 1856, printed letter of recommendation.
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J.R. Boultbee, Lieutenant Colonel, 1st Warwick Militia, 24 June 1856, printed letter of recommendation.
Bedford, C. J. R. to Lytton, Edward George Earle Bulwer 1858, CO 60:2, no. 10233, 545. 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. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/B586B10.html.

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