No. 17
19 March 1868
Sir,
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Despatch No. 166 of the 31st December reporting that you have conferred the title of Assistant Colonial Secretary upon Mr. Charles Good.
I observe that youadvertManuscript image advert to the convenience of there being some Officer of sufficient rank to sign letters for the interior of the Colony during the frequent absences of Mr. Young, but I should be glad to receive from you some further explanation as to the cause of those frequent absences on the part of the Colonial Secretary.
I have the honor to be
Sir,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Buckingham & Chandos
Grenville, Richard to Seymour, Frederick 19 March 1868, NAC RG7:G8C/15, 66. 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/B687017.html.

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