No. 66
28 September 1867
I transmit to you, for your consideration and with reference to your Despatch No. 58 of the 6th April, a copy of a letter from Mr. Watson giving his version of the circumstances connected with the abolition of his office of Colonial Treasurer of Vancouvers Island, and his reasons for declining to accept an appointment in lieuthereofManuscript image thereof which was offered to him by you.
As some of Mr. Watson's statements are in contradiction of those which have been made by you in the Despatch to which I have referred I should wish you to furnish me with a further Report on the subject.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Buckingham & Chandos
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Copy, Watson to Rogers, 19 September 1867, explaining the "abolition of [his] Office of Colonial Treasurer" of Vancouver Island and why he declined a different appointment that was offered to him in lieu of his other position.
Grenville, Richard to Seymour, Frederick 28 September 1867, NAC RG7:G8C/14, 380. 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.

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