No. 13
30 January 1869
My Lord,
I have the honor to forward copy of a letter addressed to me by Major Foster, Soliciting me torecommendManuscript image recommend him to Your Lordship for public employment. I enclose copies of testimonials he has sent me from Sir Richard Airly and Sir William Codrington.
2. Major Foster has never served under me, and I cannot, ofcourseManuscript image course speak of his efficiency from personal knowledge. I believe however that Governor Kennedy was fully satisfied with the manner in which he performed the duties entrusted to him.
3. I have had no patronage here. IndeedmyManuscript image my duty has been principally confined to dismissing Public Officers and reducing salaries.
I have the honor to be
My Lord
Your Grace's most obedient
humble Servant
Frederick Seymour
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Sandford
A question of Patronage.
To Mr Meade. I understand Major Foster has no claim on this Office, but Mr Meade may probably like to speak to Mr Birch on the subject.
CC 2 April 69
FRS 2/4
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Will put his name on the list & consider claims as Vacancies occur but that the list is a long one & many Persons have prior claims which must render it difficult to meet his wishes.
RM 7/4
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G 17/4
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See subsequent F. 11650, Aug 5, 69.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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George Foster to Seymour, 29 January 1869, requesting his name be put forward for further employment in the colonial service.
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Sir Richard Airly to Foster, 24 February 1857, letter of reference.
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Sir William Codrington to Foster, 19 April 1859, letter of reference.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Granville to Seymour, No. 25, 19 April 1869 informing Seymour that Foster’s name has been noted for public employment.