Watson to Elliot (Assistant Under-Secretary)
Edinburgh
13th Sept 1867
Sir
Referring to my letter, Number 2, of the 3rd August, the receipt of which was acknowledged in Your despatch dated the 21st of August last, I have now the honor to request that you will acquaint me with the decision of His Grace the Secretary of State for the Colonies in respect of my application of that date.
I have also to request that You will bring to the notice of Her Majesty's GovernmenttheManuscript image the circumstances of my having been exposed to an amount of anxiety and pecuniary loss, through the operation of the Act of Union, which, in common justice and in accordance with the regulations and practice of Her Majesty's Service, I should have been spared.
I have the honor to be,
Sir,
Your most obedient
and humble Servant
Alexander Watson
Treasurer
of the late Colony of
Vancouver Island

Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
Mr Watsons former applications are with Mr Bryant.*
No.
HSB 16 Sept
My impression is that the Duke of Buckingham did not consider him a fitting candidate for re employment.
To Private Secy.
WR 14 Sept 67
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Mr Bryant
FR 14/9
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Returned by His Grace [cut off microfilm]. My minute was written [cut off microfilm] acknowledgment included [cut off microfilm] now prepared.
WR 17/9
Watson, Alexander to Elliot, Thomas Frederick 13 September 1867, CO 60:31, no. 9021, 401. 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/B676W04.html.

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