Chamberlyne to Secretary of State
23rd September 1867
I have the honor to transmit for your favorable consideration the enclosed Letter from Lieut Allman of the Regiment under my command requesting a grant of Land in Van Couver's Island for the purpose of becoming a settler on retirement from the Service.
Lieut Allman has served 10 years in the Army and has forwarded his application for permission to sell his Commission to the Military Secretary, Horse Guards.
Lieut Allman is not leaving the Service for anything affecting his character as an officer or a gentleman.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
humble Servant
W.S. Chamberlyne Col
Lt Col Comg 3 WIR
The Right Honorable The Secretary of State for the Colonies &c &c &c Downing Street
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
See Mr Ebden's minute attached.
To L & E Comrs. L[ithographed] F[orm].
CC 8/1
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At once.
FR 8/1
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The delay in bringing this letter forward has occurred thus.
It was received in the Jamaican tray with an imperfectly erased minute on it in the hand of the Colonial Secretary.
It was supposed that it had been sent under cover to the Governor according to regulation—that it had been accidentally forwarded without a covering despatch but that one wd follow.
It was accordingly kept till the expected despatch shd arrive but the circumstances were communicated to the Colonial Secy's office.
By the answer recd from the Colonial Secretarys office by the last mail, it appears that Colonel C's letter was not originally sent through the Governor, that it had been opened in Jamaica inadvertently and afterwards sent on in the bag.
It is therefore now brought forward.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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L.G. Allman to Captain Hewett, 3rd West India Regiment, 20 September 1867, asking that his application for a grant of land in Vancouver Island be forwarded to the secretary of state for the colonies.