No. 4
22nd January 1871
My Lord,
This Colony has now finally accepted the terms offered by the Government of Canada for Union with the Dominion, and it only remains to carry out the details of the arrangement, which will probably be completed before the 1st of July next. After that is done my employment here willceaseManuscript image cease. I have striven industriously in accordance with the policy of Her Majesty's Government for a result of which the first effect is injurious to myself, by depriving me of my present employment. But, I trust with some confidence in Your Lordship's favorable consideration for further occupation elsewhere.
2. I believe that the Governments of Ceylon and Hong Kong will both become vacant some time during this year by expiration of the usual termofManuscript image of service as regards the present Incumbents. And I respectfully submit to Your Lordship my hope that in the arrangements consequent upon any such vacancies Your Lordship will generously have regard to the claims which I think I may legitimately urge under the circumstances.
I have the honor to be,
My Lord,
Your most obedient
Humble Servant
A. Musgrave
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Herbert
Mr Musgrave hopes for reemployment on losing the Govt of B. Columbia.
CC 7/3
RGWH Mar 7/71
FR 7/3
Reply that Lord K. recognizes the value of Mr Musgrave's services, and will not fail to note the expression of his desire for further employment when his tenure of the government of British Columbia shall have ceased, though his Lordship cannot bind himself by any promise to give effect to Mr Musgrave's wishes.
ERW March 8/71
So answer. Mr Musgrave's claims are strong.
K March 8/71
ERW March 8/71
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Draft reply, Kimberley to Musgrave, No. 18, 10 March 1871.