White to Sandford (Assistant Under-Secretary)
20 Oxford Terrace W.
25th Novr 1869
I have the honor to request that I may be allowed an extension of leave for a period of six months from the 1st March 1870.
I joined the Civil Service of British Columbia in March 1863, & camehomeManuscript image home in March 1869, on twelve months leave.
I am very anxious to proceed to Canada, where I have some relatives whom I have not seen for several years, & some private business that requires my presence.
Under these Circumstances I trust there will be no objection to granting my request.
I have the honor to be
Your obedt Servant
John White

Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Sandford
6 years service 1 years leave taken. Asks for 6 months on private affairs.
Not a very strong case apparently.
WR 26/11/69
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I sd refuse this.
FRS 26/11
G 30/11
Other documents included in the file
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Sandford to White, 2 December 1869, denying his request for a six month extension of his leave of absence.
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Draft reply, Granville to Musgrave, No. 110, 16 December 1869.