Minute on Cooper to Lytton, Despatch not in file
Minutes by CO staff
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8613 N. Am. See minute on 8510
Mr. Cooper's case
In justice to this gentleman I ought to circulate his farther evidence received to day, which makes his case somewhat better; still it cannot be said to be cleared up.
HM Augt 25
I think so.
C. Aug. 26
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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1. Edie Best, Bilston, 23 August 1858, testifying as to Cooper's character. [Best is JP for county of Stafford.]
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2. Cooper to James Douglas, 15 November 1856, offering to apply lease payments to Bilston farm and Thetis cottage to pay for Bilston farm.
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3. John Work to Cooper, 15 December 1856, agreeing to accept the rent of the two properties "provided you give sufficient security that the rent be paid over to the Company as it becomes due," but the balance remaining must be charged with interest.
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4. Receipt signed by Roderick Finlayson 6 January 1857, of copy of Cooper's arrangement to rent Bilston Farm to Robert Weir for five years, and to rent his Esquimalt house to Mr. Margary.
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5. Cooper to Margary, 10 January 1857, authorizing him to pay rent of Thetis Cottage to the Hudson's Bay Company.
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6. Cooper to J.S. Helmcken, 12 January 1857, authorizing him to act as his agent for selling Bilston Farm for not less than £1500 and Thetis Cottage for not less than £1000.
Cooper, James to Lytton, Edward George Earle Bulwer 1858, CO 6:27, no. 8613, 501. 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. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/V586CO07.html.

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