No. 166
31st December 1867
My Lord Duke,
With the permission of Your Grace's predecessor, given while the general arrangements for the Union of Vancouver Island with British Columbia were underconsiderationManuscript image consideration, I have conferrred the title of Assistant Colonial Secretary on Mr Charles Good, Chief Clerk in the Colonial Secretarys Office.
2. Mr Good does not acquire any increase of Salary, or of claims on the Government by this Change. He is a zealous and useful Public Officer, however.
3. It is convenient in the frequent absences of Mr Young, Acting ColonialSecretaryManuscript image Secretary, that there should be some one who is of sufficient rank to sign letters for the interior of the Colony.
I have the honor to be,
My Lord Duke,
Your most obedient
humble Servant.
Frederick Seymour
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
Approve as a temporary arrangement.
CC 16/3
FR 17/3
CBA 18/3
B&C 18/3
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But what are the frequent absences of Mr Young caused by?
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Draft reply, Buckingham to Seymour, No. 17, 19 March 1868 acknowledging Seymour’s appointment of Good as assistant colonial secretary and asking for more information regarding Young’s absences.