Mrs. Cox to Colonial Office
 
39 York Street
Kingstown Dublin


Mrs William G. Cox begs to state that on 28th April last she received an order for 9£14s2d. Would have written to acknowledge same, had she known who to address, as she had no communication from her husband since the letter came, presumes it was sent through the Government, begs to express her thanks, even for so small a sum, wishes to enquire ifManuscript image She is to receive that Sum quarterly & now writes by the advice of the Rector of the Parish in which she resides.
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June 30th 1863
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Ansr that we have no knowledge of the money order which has been sent to Mrs Cox & can not supply her with any information at present as to further remittances.
ABd 3 July
Answer Mrs Cox as proposed.
But as I can see that in April last we received a promise from Govr Douglas to let us hear further from Mr Cox, and nothing further has come, write him a reminder and say that the Governor must insistManuscript image on Mr Cox's making some provision for his wife and sending his remittances punctually, or else must dismiss him from the Public Service. The Secy of State looks to Govr Douglas to see that Mr Cox does not trifle with the matter.
Draft.
TFE 4 July
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Mr Elliot
We have recd no explanation from Mr Cox—which he might, & ought to have sent us. But suppose the case of Mrs Cox being aManuscript image a person of [undesirable?] bad character, & that the husband has fled from her to get quit of her Company don't you think that a threat of dismissal,Manuscript image in ignorance of the circes of the case, is rather sharp practice on our part?
ABd 7 July
Mr Blackwood
I dare say that it may be better to be more cautious, & am most obliged for the hint. I have modified the draft accordingly.
TFE 7 Jy
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, No. 30, 7 July 1863.
Minutes by CO staff
Mr Blackwood
You will see that I have modified the conclusion in deference to your judgement, as noted by me at end of your minute.
TFE 7/7
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Fortescue to Mrs. Cox, 9 July 1863, advising that they knew nothing of the money order she received, and can supply no information at present as to further remittances.
Cox, Sophia Elizabeth to Colonial Office 30 June 1863, CO 60:17, no. 6467, 413. 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/B636C09.html.

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