Otway to Under-Secretary of State
October 18, 1869
I am directed by the Earl of Clarendon to request that you will inform Earl Granville that a note has been received from the Chargé d'Affaires of the North German Confederation stating that Mr Mathew Trotter-Johnston has been appointed Consul for the Confederation at Victoria, British Columbia and requesting Her Majesty's Exequatur may be issued to that gentleman to enable him to act in the above capacity, and I am to request that you will move Lord Granville to inform Lord Clarendon if there is any objection to the Issue of such Exequatur to Mr Johnston, who is resident at Victoria.
I am,
Your most obedient,
humble Servant,
Arthur Otway
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
As Mr Johnston is a resident refer to Gov & inform F.O. L[edger] F[olio].
CC 20/10
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At once.
FR 20/10
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Rogers to Under-Secretary of State, Foreign Office, 21 October 1869, advising the matter had been referred to the governor for report.
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Draft reply, Granville to Musgrave, No. 99, 21 October 1869.