Bullock to Lytton
No. 1 Laurence Pountney Hill
London E.C.
April 9th 1859
I have the honor to solicit, that you will be pleased to take into your kind consideration this my application, for an appointment, as a Land Surveyor in Vancouver's island.
Having been desirous for years of holding a position under Government, in this most important island, now that an opportunity has presented itself—of my emigrating—I have ventured to address you, in the hope, that my services may be made available in the above capacity, or in any other you might think fit.
I would also most humbly submit, that I have been in Her Majesty's Service since [1844?] the last six years of which I have held the rank of Lieutenant RN. and principally as a Marine Surveyor—in the Surveys of the South Coast of England—Falmouth Harbour, and in the Baltic during the first year of the Russian war.
If it might be deemed a claim to your consideration, I would most respectfully urge, the long services of my father Admiral Bullock, and likewise the testimonials hereto attached.
I have the honor to be Sir
Your obedient Servant
Augustus Bullock
Lieut. RN.

The Right Honorable
Sir E.G.E. Lytton Bulwer Lytton
Secretary of State for Colonial affairs
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Ansr that H.M. Govt are not appointing Surveyors in V.C. Isd & are unable to comply with the writer's request.
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Annex dt.
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Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Testimonials of various dates testifying to the service and accomplishments of Bullock.
Other documents included in the file
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Carnarvon to Bullock, 16 April 1859, stating the government was not able to offer Bullock any appointment.