No. 49
Victoria
20th May 1868
My Lord Duke,
I have had the honor to receive Your Grace's despatch No. 17 of the 19th March 1868, in which, with reference to the appointment of Mr CharlesGoodManuscript image Good as Assistant Colonial Secretary, you enquire the cause of the frequent absences of Mr Young which render such an appointment in my opinion desirable.
2. While the question of the Seat of Government was still unsettled, it was necessary to keep a certain number of Public Officers both in New Westminster and in Victoria. Mr Young who has been very long residentinManuscript image in the latter town, I generally kept down here in Victoria and used Mr Good to sign the official letters at the former. Now, that I have settled on Victoria as the Capital, nearly the whole staff of Government Officers will be centered here and the change in Mr Good's official designation will be of less importance. It is a change in designation merely, as he gets no increaseofManuscript image of emoluments and establishes no claim to promotion.
I have the honor to be,
My Lord Duke,
Your Grace's most obedient,
humble Servant.
Frederick Seymour
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
Not very clear that there was any necessity for this title of Asst Colonial Secry.
Put by.
CC 2 July
FR 2/7
CBA 3/7
B&C 4/7
Seymour, Frederick to Grenville, Richard 20 May 1868, CO 60:32, no. 6958, 417. 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/B68049.html.

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