No. 28
4th June 1864
My Lord Duke
I have the honor to report that I have appointed Mr Henry Wakeford Acting Colonial Secretary during Mr Young's absence on leave and subject to your approval.
I deem myself fortunate in securing the services of Mr Wakeford who has only just arrived from Western Australia where he has held responsible offices under the Crown for manyyearsManuscript image years.
I had no public officer competent to fill the office, and no means of procuring one to carry on the public service for the performance of which Mr Wakeford's capacity and experience eminently fit him.
I have sanctioned half salary at the rate of £600 per annum subject to your approval.
I have the honor to be
My Lord Duke
Your Graces very obedient Servant
A.E. Kennedy
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
Mr Young's leave of absence has not yet been confirmed.
Sanction this arrangement subject to a satisfactory ansr being returned by Governor Kennedy to the S.S. despatch addressed to him on the 5 July.
ABd 27 July