No. 16
26 October 1866
Sir,
I transmit to you herewith, for your information, copy of a correspondence between Mr. Cooper and this Office on the subject of his prolonged absence from British Columbia without leave.
Mr. Cooper refers in his letter of the 18th Instant, totheManuscript image the probability of the Establishment in England of an Office of Agent General for Emigration to British Columbia and to his fitness for the post.
Though I have received no report from the Officer administering the Government of British Columbia or from yourself on this subject, I think it right to observe that the Authorities in this Country upon whom the transaction of any business connected with Emigration to British Columbia would devolve are the Land and Emigration Commissioners, and that I amnotManuscript image not disposed to entertain favorably the appointment of Mr. Cooper to such a post as that of Emigration Agent for the Colony.
I have the honor to be
Sir,
Your most obedient
humble servant
Carnarvon
Other documents included in the file
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Copy, Cooper to Carnarvon, 18 October 1866, requesting an extension to his leave of absence.
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Copy, Cooper to Secretary of State for the Colonies, 5 October 1865, requesting a six-month extension to his leave of absence.
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Copy, Rogers to Cooper, 12 October 1865, denying Cooper's request for an extension on his leave of absence.
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Copy, Cooper to Carnarvon, 26 September 1866, requesting payment of his half salary.
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Copy, Rogers to Cooper, 12 October 1866, asking Cooper for an explanation of his leave of absence.
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Copy, The Under Secretary of State to Cooper, 14 October 1866, expressing his opinion that Cooper has been "absent from [his] post without authority."
Carnarvon, Earl to Seymour, Frederick 26 October 1866, NAC RG7:G8C/13, 305. 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/B667116.html.

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