No. 1
Downing Street,
2 January 1860
I have to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch No 220 of the 14th September forwarding an application from Mr James Cooper, Harbor Master, for an increase of salary.
I request that you will inform Mr Cooper that in the present financial position of British ColumbiaManuscript image it is not in my power to accede to his application.
With regard to the question of Mr Cooper's residing in British Columbia, I refer you to my despatch of the 5th September, marked Confidential, which has been crossed by your despatch now under acknowledgement.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
humble servant
Pelham-Clinton, Henry Pelham Fiennes to Douglas, James 2 January 1860, LAC RG7:G8C/9, 1. 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.

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