No. 10
18th June 1869
My Lord,
I have the honor to transmit to Your Lordship copy of a letter addressed to Governor Seymour by Mr W.A.G. Young, lateActingManuscript image Acting Colonial Secretary of British Columbia making application for some retiring Allowance or Pension consequent on his loss of Office.
2. The Passage money of Mr Young, his wife and family to England was paid by the Colony. I enclose copy of the correspondence on the subject of Mr Young's application.
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I have the honor to be
My Lord,
Your Lordship's most obedient
humble Servant
Philip J. Hankin
Administering the Government
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
It appears to me that Mr Young may fairly be considered as entitled to some compensation for the loss of his original office namely Col: Secy at Vancouvers Island, to which he was appd in 1859 & which was abolished at the Union in 1866—tho' it would only be a months Salary for each years Service. But small as that sum wd be it is more than the Colony would pay. TheManuscript image Treasury should be recommended to sanction the Passage Allowance given to Mr Young.
But the important question to Mr Young is his appt to some other Office.
I infer that he is not prepared to accept the Police Magistracy at B. Guiana which was offered to him.
Mr Meade should have this & with it 4918 StraitsManuscript image Settlement with reference to the appt of Asst Col. Sec there. The Salary is $3600 (£765) to be increased when the Clerkship of the Council becomes vacant to $4200 (£892).
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I think we mt recommend the passage money for Treasury approval, and write to Govr that Ld G wd be glad to hear that the Colony had voted to Mr Young a gratuity on loss of office proportionate to that wh had been given to other officers.
FR 21/7
WM 22/7
G 7/8
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The question of giving him the sum alluded to [by] Mr Cox might stand over till [we] see what happens about Mr Rennie whose [case] will soon [be] dealt with.
G 7/8
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[&] do not lose sight [of] possible promotion [of] a Ceylon official to another Colony.
RM 9/8
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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W.A.G. Young to Seymour, 5 June 1869, seeking compensation for loss of his position and requesting that his name be put forward for posting to another colony.
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Telegram, Seymour to Granville, 30 April 1869, "Young applies to be Colonial Secretary at Demerara. Strong claims."
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Telegram, Granville to Seymour, no date, "Request not vacant. Offer Young Stipendiary Magistrate at British Guiana."
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Young to Seymour, 4 May 1869, refusing appointment as magistrate as being much inferior to position previously held. Asking for compensation for loss of position through no fault of his own.
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P.J. Hankin, Colonial Secretary, to Young, 13 May 1869, with information that passage to England for Young and family would be paid from the colonial treasury.
Other documents included in the file
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Sandford to Secretary to the Treasury, 13 August 1869, forwarding copy of the despatch and recommending the passage money be sanctioned.
Hankin, Philip J. to Leveson-Gower, Granville George 18 June 1869, CO 60:36, no. 8142, 42. 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/B69110.html.

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