No. 61
24th August 1864
I have the honor to inform you that I have appointed Mr Thomas L. Wood to be Acting Attorney General vice Cary resigned, subject to your approval.
I have selected Mr Wood solely on public grounds as the best man available. He is highly respectable in private life, a highly respected Member of the local Bar, and hisappointmentManuscript image appointment I believe to be entirely approved of by the public.
I think it is inexpedient that I should recommend the permanent appointment of Mr Wood or any one else till the Legislature has made provision for the salary of an Attorney General. When that is done I will have some suggestions to offer for your consideration as to the conditions on which the office should be held.
I have the honor to be
Your very obedient Servant,
A.E. Kennedy
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Acke. rect.
ABd 20 Oct.
Mr Cardwell
I think that this shd be approved. You will find in 9635 a remonstrance from Mr Ring, but I feel no doubt that you will uphold the Governor's liberty of excercising his own judgment in the selection of the person he thinks best for the Public Service.
TFE 26/10
EC 28
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Draft reply, Cardwell to Kennedy, No. 53, 28 October 1864.
Kennedy, Arthur to Cardwell, Edward 24 August 1864, CO 305:23, no. 9625, 98. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria.

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