No. 99
21 October 1869
Sir,
I have to acquaint you that an application has been received from the Charge d'Affaires of the North German Confederation at this Court, for the issue of an Exequatur to Mr. Mathew Trotter Johnston as Consul for the Confederation at Victoria.
As this Gentleman appears to be resident in the Colony under your Government, I have to instruct you to report to me whether you are aware, or not, of any objection to his appointment, and if not, you will recognize him provisionally in that capacity until the arrival of the Exequatur.
I have the honor to be,
Sir,
Your obedient Servant,
Frederic Rogers
for Granville
Leveson-Gower, Granville George to Musgrave, Anthony 21 October 1869, NAC RG7:G8C/16, 398. 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/B697099.html.

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