Pearson to Lytton
9 Sussex Gardens
Hyde Park
July 5, 1858
My Dear Sir Edward
I am very reluctant to add another to the applications wh no doubt [hit?] you on all sides, but I cannot refuse the request of my friend Captn Allen that I will lay the enclosed papers beforeManuscript image you, especially as the parties concerned appear to deserve your consideration on account of public [service?] & possibly an appointment in Vancouver's Island [would] not be a very common object of ambition.
Anyhow, you will, I feel sure, kindly pardon my troubling you so far [as] to transmit the papersManuscript image for your perusal.
Believe me to be
yours sincerely
Charles S. Pearson
P.S. Captain Allen was formerly Commander of the Niger exploring expedition.
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Ansr that a note will be made of this application & Mr John's qualifications considered when the time arrives for settling the Estt of the new Colony.
ABd 9 July
HM 10
Annex draft.
C July 10
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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William Allen to Pearson, 2 July 1858, asking that the enclosed papers be laid before the colonial secretary.
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Memorial of Louisa Johns, no date, describing the deaths of her husband and eldest son in the service of the Queen, and asking that a position in the public service be found for another son.
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S.C. Sulivan, War Office, to Captain Johns, R.N., 9 June 1845, thanking him for a suggested alteration in the Mutiny Act.
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S. Burbon, Admiralty, 2 April 1857, testimonial to the integrity and honour of Mr. Johns.
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Henry Bulen, Admiralty, 31 March 1857, reporting the satisfactory performance of Mr. Johns as a temporary clerk.
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G.H. Hebden, Admiralty, 23 February 1857, reporting the satisfactory performance of Mr. Johns as a temporary clerk from 19 March 1855 to 23 February 1857.