No. 9
15 February 1870
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch No. 42 of the 27th December requesting that you may be allowed leave of absence for about two months, to take effect after the termination of the Legislature Session, in order to enable you to visit New York on a matterofManuscript image of personal moment to yourself.
I have much pleasure in granting you the leave for which you apply, but I regret that I am unable to accede to your request for permission to draw full salary during your absence from the seat of Government.
I do not think I should be justified in allowing, on the grounds you put forward, such a departure from Established rules, neither do I consider that it wouldbeManuscript image be desirable, except under peculiar circumstances, to appropriate any portion of the Crown Fund towards the payment of the Officer who would temporarily administer the Government during the absence of the Governor.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
humble Servant
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Leveson-Gower, Granville George

Musgrave, Anthony

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