No. 59
10th April 1867
My Lord,
Among the persons who have lost office on the Union of the two Colonies is Mr Nesbitt.
2. He was Chief Clerk in the Colonial Secretary'sManuscript image Office of Vancouver Island for four years. His Salary was £300 a year with a further allowance of £100 for acting as Clerk of the Legislative Council.
3. I had little personal knowledge of Mr Nesbitt but I learn that he was an attentive willing officer. He gave much satisfaction to his superior officer Mr Young and also to the Legislative Council. Mr Young states him to have beenperfectlyManuscript image perfectly trustworthy.
4. Mr Nesbitt on two occasions acted for a short time as Colonial Secretary of Vancouver Island. He has received $500 dollars to pay for his passage to England.
I have the honor to be,
My Lord,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Frederick Seymour
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
To the Treasury for sanction. Mr Nesbitt's name has been noted for reemployment.
CC 30 May
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To the Treasury as proposed—at once.
TFE 31/5
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Elliot to Secretary to the Treasury, 4 June 1867, forwarding copy of the despatch and recommending sanction of the passage money.