No. 91
4 February 1859
I have the honor to report to you that I have made the following Appointments for the Services specified, upon the date noted.10th
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10 Jany 1859 Chartres Brew Esqre To be Chief Gold Commissioner.
10 Jany 1859 Charles J.R. Bedford Esqre To be Justice of Peace for the District of Langley.
2. With reference to the appointment of Mr Brew, who already holds the position of Chief Inspector of Police, I deem it right to explain that I was compelled to this arrangement by the force of circumstances. Matters were becoming complicated from the want of an active and intelligent Chief to supervise and instruct the Assistant Gold Commissioners. I was hampered byManuscript imageby not having trustworthy and capable men at my disposal, and believed Mr Brew, from the fact of his selection at home for the appointment granted to him, and from my own experience of him, to be well calculated to act for the present as Chief Gold Commissioner, without such additional duty interfering with the efficient performance of his functions as Chief Inspector of Police. I appointed him to the Office, and I confidently anticipate that the measure will be productive of the beneficial results I was desirous ofManuscript imageof ensuring.
I have etc.
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
ABd 29/3
HM Mh 30
C Mch 31
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Draft reply, Lytton to Douglas, No. 47, 11 April 1859.