No. 1
12 January 1860
My Lord Duke
Mr Pemberton the Colonial Surveyor of Vancouvers Island, having applied to me for leave to absent himself from the Colony on urgent private business, I have the honor to inform your Grace, that I have granted him leave of absence for 8 months, in accordanceManuscript imageaccordance with his request.
2. I have informed Mr Pemberton that his salary would cease from the date of his quitting the Colony.
3. With reference to any future appointment Her Majestys Government may contemplate, I have much pleasure in recommending Mr Pemberton for confirmed appointment as Colonial Surveyor, his application to business, activity,Manuscript imageactivity, and assiduity deserve my commendation, and render him in my opinion a valuable public officer.
I have the honor to be My Lord Duke,
Your Grace's most obedient humble servant
James Douglas

To, His Grace
The Duke of Newcastle
&c &c &c
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
ABd 5/3
HM Mh 5
CF 6
N 7
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, No. 15, 17 March 1860, acknowledging Douglas's despatch informing him of Pemberton's leave of absence.