No. 71
28th July 1868
My Lord Duke,
I have the honor to enclose a letter addressed to Your Grace by Mr Franklyn, late Magistrate of Nanaimo, one of the many sufferers by the reductions in theCivilManuscript image Civil Establishment I have been compelled to make.
2. Mr Franklyn in no way exaggerates my personal liking towards him. I believe him to be honest, straightforward, zealous and courageous. I have never had reason to find fault with him as a Magistrate and I should be very glad to reappoint him to office had I an opportunity; of which however IseeManuscript image see no prospect. I trust that Your Grace will be able to entertain Mr Franklyn's application favourably.
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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Mr Elliot
You may know something of Mr Franklyn which I do not—but see what Governor Seymour says of him in his despatch of 11 Jany 1868—2632.
CC 11 Sept
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I have no knowledge of him that I remember, but Mr Seymour's favourable testimony is decided and explicit. Mr Franklyn wants employment and appears an eligible Candidate, but I presume that there are few or no vacancies available. It is a question of patronage.
TFE 11 Septr
CBA 12/9
B&C 14/9
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Say that appln has been recorded, but no vacancy suitable.
HSB 5/10
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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W.H. Franklyn to Buckingham, 24 July 1868, seeking appointment in another colony and enclosing ten extracts and testimonials relating to his past service.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Buckingham to Seymour, No. 74, 19 September 1868 noting Franklyn’s application for employment outside of British Columbia.