No. 54
6th May 1871
My Lord,
On the 29th ultimo I received a Telegram from Your Lordship as follows—
I am unable to assent to Phillippo's conditions and must appoint someone else.
After communicationwithManuscript image with Mr Phillippo I replied by Telegraph on the 1st instant
Phillippo accepts leaves by next Mail via England quickest route. Asks consideration for future Canadian Pension. Canada not suffering by abeyance of claim. Please acknowledge.
And on the next day I received another Telegram from you, viz—
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Telegram received. Phillippo will be appointed.
2. Mr Phillippo therefore will leave for England on his way to British Guiana by the Mail Steamer which takes this Despatch.
3. I have appointed Mr Edward Graham Alston
Recommended in 5232 for promotion to some other Colony.
temporarily to be Attorney General until settled arrangements can be madeunderManuscript image under the Constitution Act, 1871 when it comes into operation on the Union of the Colony with the Dominion. And I have appointed Mr Henry Slye Mason to act as Registrar of Titles for the short time which will intervene. Both Gentlemen are quite aware of the provisional character oftheirManuscript image their appointments.
I have the honor to be,
My Lord,
Your most obedient
Humble Servant
A. Musgrave
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Meade
Mr Phillippo will no doubt make his appearance here shortly. The question of his Pension is under consideration.
Ackn: receipt?
CC 30 May
RM 30/5
K June 1/71
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Draft reply, Kimberley to Musgrave, No. 55, 3 June 1871.
Musgrave, Anthony to Wodehouse, John 6 May 1871, CO 60:44, no. 5324, 2. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria.

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