Nesbitt to Granville
Arragon House,
Parson's Green, S.W.
April 28th 1870
My Lord,
I beg again, very respectfully, to bring under Your Lordship's notice the hardness of my case.
Four years have now passed by since His late Excellency, Governor Seymour,sentManuscript image sent me from Vancouver Island, with a Despatch to the Secretary of State for the Colonies, recommending that I should be appointed to some other office in the place of that which I had lost through the Union of Vancouver Island with British Columbia.
In taking the coursewhichManuscript image which he did, His Excellency informed me that the Earl of Carnarvon had authorized him to send home any gentlemen whose claims were deserving of particular notice.
The delay that has occurred in my reappointment to office has been very tedious to me, but, feeling satisfied that Your LordshiphasManuscript image has had little control over it, I have had faith that sooner or later my wishes would be gratified.
Earnestly appealing to Your Lordship under the circumstances of hardship and privation in which I have been placed during four long years.
I have the honor to be,
My Lord,
YourManuscript image Your Lordship's
Most obedient and
humble Servant
E.J. Nesbitt
late Chief Clerk in the Colonial Secretary's Office,
Vancouver Island

The Right Honble
Earl Granville, K.G.
&c &c &c
Minutes by CO staff
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Ack. rect & say that his claims will be considered with those of others as opportunities occur.
RM 2/5
G 3/5
Other documents included in the file
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Herbert to Nesbitt, 6 May 1870, advising his claim for reappointment would be considered along with those of other candidates as opportunities occurred.