No. 3
16th January 1866
I have the honor to enclose a letter from the Acting Colonial Secretary applying to be allowed to draw the full Salary of his Appointment as Stipendiary Magistrate of Quesnelmouth as well as the half salaryaccruingManuscript image accruing to him as Acting Colonial Secretary.
2. I have not felt myself justified in complying with Mr Ball's request without your previous sanction.
I have the honor to be,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Arthur N. Birch
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
I shd desire Mr Birch to supply the S. State with his report on this application. Is Mr Ball Acting Col: Secy and Stipendiary Magistrate, or is any body acting for him as Magistrate.
It is part of the Magistrates duty to collect the Revenue in his District. Mr Ball says he is responsible for the duty. He does not say he discharges it, & Mr Birch leaves us in the dark.
ABd 2 Apl
Mr Birch shd clearly have explained & recommended one thing or the other.
I shd ackne this dph & should observe that Mr Birch furnishes no explanation of the arrangements wh are made for the perfce of Mr Ball's duties as Stipendiary Magistrate (for wh it is alleged by Mr B. no fresh apptmt has been made) nor any explanation wh wd shew whether MrManuscript image Ball can properly be considered as performing the duties of two offices nor any explicit recommendation either that Mr Ball should or that he shd not have what he asks.
That under these circumstances Mr Cardwell is unable to sanction a compliance with Mr Ball's request.
FR 2/4
EC 3
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Henry M. Ball, Acting Colonial Secretary, to Officer Administering the Government, 21 November 1865, making request as per despatch.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Cardwell to Acting Governor, No. 18, 12 April 1866.