No. 10
16th October 1869
My Lord,
I forward to Your Lordship at the request of Mr Maunsell, Private Secretary to the late Mr Seymour, a letter addressed to me by him praying for some permanent employment in the Civil Service.
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I have very little personal acquaintance with Mr Maunsell; I have no reason to doubt his fitness for employment; but I could not recommend his appointment to any Office in this Colony, where the Civil Establishment is already in some departments more extensive than is required, and to reduce it is rendered difficult by lack of opportunity to provideotherwiseManuscript image otherwise for present incumbents.
I have the honor to be,
My Lord,
Your most obedient
humble Servant.
A. Musgrave
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Sandford
To Mr Meade—but I see that you will be able to state Mr Maunsell['s] qualifcations &c.
CC 21/11
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Mr Meade
I shall be very happy to do so, if you see any opening. If Colonial Life has not spoilt him, he was a very active, intelligent, assistant in the Finance work of the Exhibition of 1862.
FRS 22/11
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See also Sir F. Sandford's letters to Mr Maunsell inclosed.
Answer that his name will be placed on the list & his case considered with those of others should any suitable Vacancies occur. I am afraid that is as much as we can say at present.
RM 27/11
G 28/11
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Noted.
RM 1/12/69
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See subsequent M-2438 March 2 1870.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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D.C. Maunsell to Musgrave, 6 September 1869, requesting favorable recommendation for employment in the civil service, and enclosing the following testimonials:
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A.E. Kennedy to Seymour, 19 April 1864.
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George Dickens, Assistant Secretary, H.M. Customs, London, to Kennedy, 8 January 1864.
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John A. Messenger, Inspector General of Imports and Exports, 5 January 1864.
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Sir F.R. Sandford to Secretary, H.M. Customs, 3 July 1863.
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Sandford to Maunsell, 4 December 1862.
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Sandford to Maunsell, 29 November 1862.
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W.E. Anderson, Treasury, to Maunsell, 24 December 1863.
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Sir A.E. Spearman, National Debt Office, to Maunsell, 23 December 1863.
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P.J. Hankin to Maunsell, 6 September 1869.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Granville to Musgrave, No. 106, 4 December 1869.
Musgrave, Anthony to Leveson-Gower, Granville George 16 October 1869, CO 60:36, no. 12814, 372. 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/B69210.html.

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