No. 15
Downing Street
7 February 1859
I have received your despatch of the 11th of December No. 49, reporting the appointment of certain public officers, therein named, to situations in Van-Couver's Island.
I have no objection to offer to these nominations, it being distinctly understood not only that the SalariesManuscript image of the officers in question are defrayed from the resources of Van-Couver's Island, but that they in no degree interfere with the appointments I have found it necessary to make in British Columbia.
I have etc.
E.B. Lytton