Hyde to Newcastle
Windhorn Club, St James' Square
1st October 1863
My Lord Duke,
I have the honor to submit myself to your Graces' notice, as a Candidate for the Office of Colonial Secretary at Vancouvers Island.
I beg to state for your Graces' information, that I accompanied Governor Hill in February last, to Antigua, as his private Secretary and Aide decamp—but I was compelled to return to England on the 13 Ulto by order of the medical men, in consequence of severe illness, brought on by the heat, of the Climate, and with their assurance that the West Indies are unsuitable to my constitution, I venture to ask for employment in a Climate more congenial to my health.IManuscript image I have the further honor to annex for your Graces' perusal, the Copy of a note written me by Governor Hill on the eve of my departure from Antigua, unasked for by myself. It will I trust, palliate in some degree, the liberty I take, in asking your Grace for Government Employment.
I have the honor to be,
My Lord Duke
Your Graces,'
most obedient
humble Servant
Chas S. Hyde
Minutes by CO staff
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Private Secy.
ABd 2 Octr
FR 2/10
Mr Young retains his appt of Col Secy at VanCouver.
GDE 11 Feb
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Stephen J. Hill, Governor in Chief, Leeward Islands, to Hyde, 24 August 1863, bearing testimony to his character and expressing regret at the circumstances of his departure from Antigua.
Other documents included in the file
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Elliot to Hyde, 16 February 1863, acknowledging receipt of his letter and advising that "Mr Young retains the appointment of Colonial Secretary at Van Couver Island."