12th March 1864
With reference to my Despatch No. 68 of the 16th Ultimo I transmit to you herewith the Queen's Warrant for the appointment of Mr. Joseph William Trutch to be Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works and Surveyor General for the Colony of British Columbia in the room of Colonel Moody, resigned.
The Crown Agents for the Colonies have been instructed to pay to Mr. Gordon Gairdner the Chief Clerk of my Office, the sum of Thirty Shillings (30/s) being the price of the Stamp on the enclosed Warrant; and you will call on Mr. J.W. Trutch to repay this amount into the Colonial Treasury.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
humble servant
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12 March 1864, Queen's Warrant appointing Joseph Trutch to the posts of Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works and Surveyor General of British Columbia.
Pelham-Clinton, Henry Pelham Fiennes to Seymour, Frederick 12 March 1864, NAC RG7:G8C/11, 64. 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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