Hankin to Under-Secretary of State
34 Gloucester Crescent
Hyde Park
October 12th 1868
I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 10th instant, informing me His Grace, the Duke of Buckingham & Chandos,hasManuscript image has been pleased to appoint me to be Colonial Secretary of British Columbia, with a Salary of £800 a year.
I have to request you will be good enough to convey to His Grace my thanks for this appointment, and to state that I shall be fully prepared to leave this Country, by the MailSteamerManuscript image Steamer sailing for New York on the 4th November.
I have the honour to be
Your most obedient humble Servt
Philip J. Hankin
The Under Secretary
of State for the Colonies
&c &c &c
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
The Governor has been informed of Mr Hankins appt as Col Secy. Now inform him of the date on wh Mr H leaves.
WR 12 Oct
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At once.
TFE 12/10
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Draft reply, Buckingham to Seymour, No. 86, 13 October 1868 notifying Seymour that Hankin will leave for New York on a mail steamer on 4 November 1868.