Pattenson to Lytton
London and County Joint Stock Bank
29 January 1859
Hearing that it was the intention of the Government to establish a Bank in Vancouvers Island I take the liberty of addressing you being desirous of obtaining an appointment to go out there in the capacity of clerk. I am perfectly acquainted with Banking having been in the London & County Bank more than two years. I am twenty years of age, and can have testimonials from the Manager of the London & County Bank here. I am aware that it is very presumptuous in me to thus address you, but I hope you will excuse the liberty I take & have the kindness to inform me to whom I should make my application in order to obtain an appointment.
I have the honor to remain
Yours very respectfully
John Pattenson

E.B. Lytton Bart &c &c
Minutes by CO staff
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Ansr that it is not the intention of H.M.G. to establish a Bank in V.C. Isd.
ABd 31 Jany
HM Jan 31
Annex draft.
C Feby 1
Other documents included in the file
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Draft, Merivale to Pattenson, 4 February 1859, stating the government had no intention of establishing a bank in Vancouver Island.