Cooper to Secretary of State
London
October 5th 1865
Sir,
The twelvemonths leave of absence from my duties as Chief Clerk of the Treasury British Columbia, expires on the 31st of December next.
In consequence of urgent private affairs requiring my presence in England, for some months longer; I have the honor to request that an additional leave of six months may be granted to me.
I have the honor to be, Sir,
Your obedt Servt
John Cooper

The Right Honorable
The Secretary of State
for the Colonies
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F Rogers
I think that the Solicitor's Letter will make it impossible to deny this application.
ABd 10 Oct
Observe that according to the letter of the Solicitor, it wd appear that his legal proceedgs will be terminated possibly within the leave of absence already granted him, and at most within 3 mos after the expiration of that leave—that Mr C. will not object to extend his leave of absence for a reasonable period, for wh he will be at liberty to apply when it appears clear what will really be wanted. But that underManuscript image no circumstances will the Colonial Regulations allow him to receive half salary for more than 5 months in addition to the 12 months already granted him.
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Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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F. Herbert to Cooper, 29 September 1865, cautioning against impatience and explaining the delay in the prosecution of his legal proceedings.
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Cooper to Elliot, 5 October 1865, private letter enclosing a note from his solicitor to further explain the need for an extension of his leave of absence.
Other documents included in the file
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Rogers to Cooper, 12 October 1865, advising that he should apply for an extension once it became clear he required it, and cautioning that his half salary could be granted for only "5 months in addition to the 12 months already granted."
Cooper, John to Cardwell, Edward 5 October 1865, CO 60:23, no. 9761, 257. 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/B656C06.html.

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