Watson to Elliot (Assistant Under-Secretary)
Hawthorn Villa, Inverlith Row,
Edinburgh
24 August 1867
Sir,
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch dated the 21st instant reminding me, in reply to my letter of the 3rd instant, that another appointment, in the Colony, with the same emolument that I was previously receiving, was offered to me by the Governor of British Columbia at the time of the abolition of my office and that I declined it.
In reply, I have respectfully to request that you will acquaint His Grace the Secretary of StateManuscript image that no appointment of equal emolument to that which I was receiving previous to the abolition of my office was ever offered to me by the Governor of British Columbia.
I have the honor to be,
Sir,
Your most obedient Servant
Alexander Watson

Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
I sent you on yesterday a letter from Mr Watson's Father.
But his hardly calls for any answer.
CC 27 Aug
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I mentioned this case to the duke, and submit a draft.
TFE 9/9
Other documents included in the file
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Rogers to Watson, 18 September 1867, advising that Seymour had reported offering him a position of equal salary but inferior rank which was declined, and that the passage home and six months leave of absence were intended as full compensation for loss of office.
Watson, Alexander to Elliot, Thomas Frederick 24 August 1867, CO 60:31, no. 8482, 397. 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/B676W03.html.

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