Moody to Under-Secretary of State
2nd August 1862
I have the honor to enclose for the information of the Secretary of State copies of a correspondence between the Governor of B.C. and myself respecting a Provisional appointment to the office of Treasurer in the Colony during Captain Gosset's absence in England on Leave of absence.
I was anxious to aid His Excellency as far as I could and hence offered suggestions. I now venture on the liberty of recording the matter as I trust Captain Luard having been named it may possibly prove of service to him some future day.
My Department (Military and Civil) is already crippled for want of officers and if with the daily increasing duties and heavy responsibilities this officer in particular be removed it will be rendered altogether inefficient and material injury to the Public Service with extra expenditure will unavoidably follow.
I have the honor to be
Yr most obedient humble Servt
R.C. Moody
Col. R.E. Comy

The Under Secretary of State
for the Colonies
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Put by for reference. No report has yet reached us from the Governor on this subject.
ABd 20 Octr
TFE 21/10
N 23
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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W.A.G. Young, Colonial Secretary, to Moody, 25 July 1862, asking if there would be any difficulty in appointing Captain Luard acting treasurer for the term of Gosset's leave of absence.
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Moody to Young, 29 July 1862, advising that it was "altogether impracticable" to release Luard for civil duty, and offering to "submit the names of at least four gentlemen in the Colony qualified for the office."
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Young to Moody, 30 July 1862, regretting that Luard would not be available, and accepting Moody's offer of assistance in finding a replacement for Gosset.
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Moody to Young, 2 August 1862, presenting six alternative suggestions for the post, with preference given to Mr. Ker, currently the auditor for the colony.