Mrs. Cox to Newcastle

Mrs Cox, Wife of W.G. Cox Stipendiary Magistrate British Columbia, begs to draw the kind attention of the Duke of Newcastle to her Memorial of 22nd Novr/62, since which she had a letter from her husband saying his Salary was in arrear. Captain Gossett being in England, which seems a mere excuse begs His Grace will order part of his Salary for her support.Manuscript image Should more references be required they can be had as nothing but truth has been stated, Mrs Cox trust[s] her hard case may meet His Grace's kind consideration.
I remain your Grace's humble servant
Sophia E. Cox

April 3 1863
39 York Road
Co Dublin
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
If Mrs Cox can hear from her husband, who, I conclude, is up the Country, so could also the Governor have ansd the Duke of Newcastle's desph. We shall probably hear from him in the course of a Mail or two. The absence of the Treasurer, in England is obviously an excuse, & it is not very probable that Cap. Cox's salary is in arrear.
Remind the Govr of the necessity of attending to the Duke of Newcastle's desph & request early answer.
Inform the Applicant that not having heard from the Govr on the subject he has been written to again.
ABd 8 Apl
TFE 8 April
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, No. 18, 10 April 1863, which informs Douglas of Mrs Cox’s letter and request for “support,” and asks Douglas to apprise Newcastle on the progress he has made since Newcastle’s previous despatch on the matter. .
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Elliot to Mrs. Cox, 11 April 1863, which advises her that the governor's attention had again been called to the matter.