Sanders to Lytton
Parkhurst Barracks
Isle of Wight
Oct. 2. 58.
I have the honor to submit to you verified copies of Testimonials both as to my services in Austria and in England; and venture again to solicit some direct appointment from the Home Government—orManuscript image that you will be pleased to recommend me in such a manner to the Governor of the Colony, that I may rely with some certainty upon obtaining, on arrival, some suitable appointment, equivalent to the position I hitherto occupied—being entirely without means, I should be running very great risk by going out on the mear chance of obtaining anManuscript image appointment.
Hoping that the enclosed Testimonials may be found sufficiently satisfactory and that you will be pleased to take my application into your most favorable consideration.
I have the honor to remain Sir
Your most obedient humble Servant
Edward H. Sanders

The Right Honble
Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton Bart M.P.
Her Majesties Principal Secretary of State
for the Colonies
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Regret that it is impossible to give the writer a "direct" apptnt in B. Columbia.
ABd 5 Oct
HM 0 5
C Oct 6
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Archduke Wilhelm of Austria, 15 August 1855, testimonial in German in favour of Sanders.
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John Kinloch, late inspector general of British German Legion, 29 September 1858, testimonial in favour of Sanders.
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Lieutenant Colonel John Elphinstone to Sanders, 2 October 1856, testifying to his excellent conduct while under his command.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft, Carnarvon to Sanders, 15 October 1858, forwarding Lytton's regret that it was not in his power to provide an appointment to any office in British Columbia.