No. 11
18th June 1869
My Lord,
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of Your Lordship's despatches marked "Confidential" of the 19th and 30th April, respectingtheManuscript image the appointment of myself as Colonial Secretary of British Columbia.
2. Governor Seymour's despatch No. 63 of 8th April will have informed your Lordship that the arrangements made by the Duke of Buckingham and Chandos have been carried into effect by the swearing in of Myself as Colonial Secretary.
3. No disastrous consequences have arisen, neither doIManuscript image I apprehend the slightest probability of any arising.
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
Rather irregular that it should have fallen to Mr Hankin to open the despatch.
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Put by.
CC 21/7
FR 21/7
G 28/8