No. 28
Downing Street,
3 March 1859
I have received your Despatches, Nos 31 and 66 of the 13th November and 6th January in the first of which you recommend, and in the second, report your actual appointment of Mr W.A. Young to the provisional Office of Colonial Secretary of British Columbia.
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Recognising the importance to you of having the Services of an efficient secretary I have obtained permission from the Foreign Office, and from the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty for your employment of Mr Young in this capacity: and if you can provide him with a Salary, out of Colonial Revenues of about Five Hundred Pounds (£500) per Annum, I shall be happy, on that understanding, to submit his name to the Queen for the Appointment.
I think that the Colonial Secretary might at thesameManuscript image same time perform the duties of Auditor or Accountant to the Public Revenue and Expenditure.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
humble Servant
E B Lytton