Foster to Secretary of State
19 Bentinck Street W.
August 9th 1870
My Lord,
The Commander in Chief having been pleased to interest himself in my behalf with the late Secretary of State for the Colonies, (The Earl Granville) and His Lordship having placed my name on his list for a reappointment.
I have the honor very respectfully to ask Your Lordship to allow my name to be placed on your list, and to give my application favorable consideration asitManuscript image it is very long since my last appointment, of Gold Commissioner and Magistrate, in British Columbia, was abolished.
I have the honor to be,
My Lord,
Your most obedient humble Servant,
George Foster Foster
The Secretary of State for the Colonies
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Herbert
See minutes on 3405. To Mr Wodehouse.
CC 11/8
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At once.
HTH 11/8
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Major Foster has no special claims to employment in the Colonial Service; but as he appears to have done his work well wherever he has been employed, his name should be placed on Lord Kimberley's list.
? Reply that Major Foster's application will be noted & duly considered when vacancies occur in suitable appointments; but that the number of candidates with strong claims on Lord K's list precludes him from holding out much hope of his being able to comply with Major Foster's request.
ERW Aug 11/70
K Aug 11/70
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Herbert to G.F. Foster, 16 August 1870, advising his application for service "will be noted and duly considered when vacancies occur."