Franklyn to Buckingham
The Villa's Anglesey
October 5th 1868
I beg most respectfully to request that you will be kind enough to inform me whether His Grace has been pleased to consider the case of Capt. W.H. Franklyn of Vancouver's Island set forth in the memorial presented on his behalf some time since; and who had previously been brought to His Grace's notice by H.R. Highness the Duke of Cambridge.
I have the honour to be
Your most Obedt Servt
H.B. Franklyn
(Royal Artillery)
The Secretary to His Grace
The Duke of Buckingham
& Chandos
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
See within 9912 & my memo.
Mr Bryants minute on 9912 will do as an answer for this.
WR 6/10/68
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Mr Robinson
The answer had better accord with the one which has been sent to the Governor. Say that His Grace has caused Mr F's applicationManuscript image to be noted but that disposable vacancies in the Colonial Service are so limited in number that His Grace would not be justified in holding him out much hope of employment.
Draft at once.
TFE 6 Octr
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Mr Elliot
Will you authorize me to put this despatch by 71/9912.
You have already drafted an answer wh has been sent, but I expect Bryant has overlooked it—see his minute.
WR 6/10
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Elliot to H.B. Franklyn, 9 October 1868, stating that W.H. Franklyn's application had been noted, but that vacancies in the colonial service were few.