No. 1
Downing Street
8 February 1853
I transmit for your information, the Copy of a letter from Mr James Cooper, relative to a resolution alleged to have been moved by you, at a Meeting of the Council of Government of Vancouver's Island, on the 5th of October last.
You will acquaint Mr Cooper that whenever any representation affecting his position in the Council is submittedtoManuscript image to me, no decision will be pronounced on the case until he has had an opportunity of bringing before me, any statement, or explanation which he may desire to offer.
In the present instance, considering the distance of Vancouver's Island, and the recent establishment of Government there, I have thought it expedient to take this notice of Mr Cooper's letter, although not transmitted through the Governor, but I wish it to be understood, that in future, all parties having representations to make to me, must conform to theManuscript image established rule of Colonial Correspondence.
I have the honor to be Sir
Your Most Obedient Humble Servant

Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Cooper to Pakington, 8 October 1852, charging that the resolution regulating the sale of liquor was designed to force his withdrawal from the Council.