Pearse to Granville
Rectory, Kensil Green
London W.
4th January 1870
My Lord,
I have the honor to apply for one month's extra Leave of absence from my duties in British Columbia. I feel the more emboldened in making this request, in view of the fact that I have been detained in Town for more than two (2) months, in Carrying out the Female Emigration Scheme,Manuscript image which has been so far completed, that the Vessel has sailed from Liverpool for Victoria. Trusting that this application may meet with the favorable Consideration of your Lordship.
I have the honor to be,
Your Lordship's most
Obedient Servant
B.W. Pearse
Asst Surveyor Genl
British Columbia

The Right Honorable
Lord Granville
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Sandford
16 years 8 months resident service = 33 months leave—previous leave 14 m, present 12 = 26. Asks for one month more.
Grant? L[edger] F[olio].
CC 5 Jan 70
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Inform Govr.
FRS 5/1
G 7/1
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Sandford to Pearse, 13 January 1870, granting the additional month's leave as requested.
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Cox
There is no L[edger] F[olio] for extension of leave to individual.
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I believe Mr Hamilton is preparing one.
FRS 12/1
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Draft reply, Granville to Musgrave, No. 2, 13 January 1870.
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Sandford to Crown Agents, 12 January 1870, advising that Pearse's leave at half salary has been extended by one month.