No. 14
2nd March 1865
Sir,
My despatch No. 23 of 30th August 1864, informed you that I had experimentally appointed Mr Robert Ker, Chief Clerk in the Audit Office, to act as Auditor General of the Colony for one year, with anadditionManuscript image addition to his Salary of one hundred pounds. Your despatch No. 40 of 1st November, allowed the temporary arrangement.
2. I have now the honor to state that Mr Ker has given me so much satisfaction in the discharge of his duties and that the Public Service has profited so materially by the increased responsibility thrown on Mr Ker, as the head of a Department, that I haveventuredManuscript image ventured to appoint him, subject to your approval, to be Auditor General of this Colony. The Salary I propose to allot will be, the same as under the temporary arrangement, five hundred pounds (£500) a year, being one hundred more than Mr Ker received as Chief Clerk.
I have the honor to be,
Sir,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Frederick Seymour
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Confirm the apptment of Mr Ker as Auditor General, & send out the Warrant which I think, is necessary.
ABd 15-5
TFE 15/5
CF 16
EC 17
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Draft reply, Cardwell to Seymour, No. 25, 23 May 1865.
Seymour, Frederick to Cardwell, Edward 2 March 1865, CO 60:21, no. 4588, 94. 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/B65014.html.

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