No. 143
17 September 1862
I have the honor to direct your attention to my despatch No. 62 of the 20th November 1860 in which you were requested to call upon Captain Gosset to report upon defalcations to the amount of £598.0.4 that had occurred during his tenure oftheManuscript image the Office of Surveyor General of Ceylon.
I now transmit to you a copy of a further despatch on the subject from the Governor of Ceylon, and I have to express my surprise that no answer has yet been received from Captain Gosset. You will so inform him, and will call upon him to furnish without loss of time the explanation required of him so far back as November 1860, appraizing him at the same time that unless a prompt answer is received from him, there willbeManuscript image be no alternative but to hold him responsible for payment of the defalcations which took place during the period I have named.
I have the honor to be,
Sir,
Your most obedient
Humble Servant,
Newcastle
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Copy, MacCarthy to Newcastle, 23 July 1862, on Gosset's "defalcations in the Department of the Surveyor General reported by the late Sir H. Ward."
Pelham-Clinton, Henry Pelham Fiennes to Douglas, James 17 September 1862, NAC RG7:G8C/10, 245. 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. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/B627143.html.

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