Cooper to Carnarvon
Forest House, Forest Row
January 14th 1867
My Lord,
In acknowledging the receipt of your communication of the 4th instant, stating that my official connection with British Columbia is at an end; I desire to express my sincere regret that an inadvertence on my part, should have produced such a result. I regret this the more, as in the anticipation of receiving an appointment in this country in which I shall be of most essential service to the Colony, I should have much preferred being promoted from the one position to the other, rather than even for a short time to cease to be a member of the Civil Service of British Columbia.
I should esteem it a favor if a copy of this letter be forwarded to His Excellency Governor Seymour.
I have the honor to be,
Your Lordship's obedt Servant
John Cooper

The Right Honorable
The Earl of Carnarvon
&c &c &c
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Ansr that a copy of his Letter will, as requested, be sent to the Governor. I do not see that there is any objection to so doing: and Copy accly to Govr.
ABd 16 Jany
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TFE 16 Jany
Other documents included in the file
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Elliot to Cooper, 24 January 1867, advising that a copy of his letter would be forwarded to the governor.
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Draft reply, Carnarvon to Seymour, No. 6, 20 January 1867 acknowledging Cooper’s reply to Carnarvon’s letter communicating the end of Cooper’s “official connection with British Columbia.”