28th November 1868
With reference to your telegraphic Despatch by which you request me not to replace Mr. Young at present. It is not possible for me now to interfere. In your Despatch Secret of June 5th you requested that I would not appoint Mr. Young as you could not give him that confidence which a Governor should repose in his Colonial Secretary and I accordingly replied on the 28th July, that I would endeavour to select some well qualified person, and I accordingly appointed Lieutt. Hankin whom on the strength of the recommendations of yourself and Admiral Denman I had appointed Colonial Secretary of British Honduras where he had proved himself fully deserving of the character given to him.
Lieutt. Hankin having left this Country for British Columbia on the 4th November I have no opportunity of delaying his arrival.
I have etc.
Buckingham & Chandos