Cadell to Lytton
Highbury Hill North
August 23/58 To The Right Honble Sir Edward Lytton Bart

Sir,
With reference to my previous Comn, I beg to remark that I have notices through the Journals of the day that Col. Moodie is to be appointed Governor & Commander in Chief of Br Columbia, an appointment which as a Patron of Progress I decidedly approve of. Her Majesty's Govt may rest assured that such appointments will give confidence to the productive Population of British Columbia.
With the view therefore of [disposing?] of my services to suit your arrangements according to the views of Governor Moody I would be glad to accept employment either attached or unattached, connected with the expedition which is now getting out for immediate despatch to British Columbia via Cape Horn, acting as Super Cargo or other such employment, untill Governor Moody has made a distribution of employment in British Columbia after his arrival there, or I would be glad to accompany the Governor via Panama & make myself useful according to circumstances.
I will feel highly grateful indeed if you relieve me from my present awkward position by granting employment according to the above method, particularly as my visit to London was caused by no every day occurrance. The addition of a new Gold producing Country to Her Majesty's Possessions at a period when I could feel confident in my usefulness connected therewith being in possession of matured experience; with reference to Govt employment connected with the conduct of such a Country particularly connected with the goldmining & Indian Departments, dervived from the Events & progressive developments of eight years duration in the mining Region of California having submitted in that Country to a continued practical investigation connected withManuscript image those subjects, through the most rigid discipline qualifying for Government employment, instead of mining with the current of dissipation & intrigue of the North West, which appears to be for a whole even more powerful than right, overwhelming all Truth with its continuous & overpowering flow of (what is termed according to the new system of attack) legitimate falsehood. Hence my extreme Popularity with the productive & progressive Population in North Western America, accompanied with the unproductive who are never the less very good Friends. Since I never could be found productive of difficulty yielding advantages.
I will certainly feel obliged if you call the attention of Govr Moody to my present position, towards immediate employment, as pointed out or otherwise according to convenience.
I am Sir
Your most obt Servt
P. Cadell

Colonial Office
Downing St
Minutes by CO staff
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People in this document

Cadell, P.

Lytton, Edward George Earle Bulwer

Moody, Richard Clement

Organizations in this document

Colonial Office

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British Columbia

Cape Horn

London

Panama

Cadell, P. to Lytton, Edward George Earle Bulwer 23 August 1858, CO 60:2, no. 9921, 614. 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/B586C12.html.

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