No. 82
8th October 1864
Sir
I have the honor to transmit the copy of a letter from Mr J.D. Pemberton tendering the resignation of his office as Surveyor General, which I have accepted subject to your approval.
I do not at present propose to offer any remark upon this letter though it may become necessary that I should do so at a future time.
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I think there are numerous and sufficient reasons for accepting this officer's resignation.
I have subject to your approval appointed Mr B.W. Pearse, the Assistant Surveyor General to perform the duties of Surveyor General with an addition to his salary to make it up to £500 per annum.
I am unable without some trial to form an opinion of Mr Pearse's capacity to fill the office of Surveyor General and I would suggest that the present arrangementshouldManuscript image should continue till I obtain a further insight into the mode of conducting the business of this office.
I have the honor to be
Sir,
Your most obedient Servant,
A.E. Kennedy
Governor
Minutes by CO staff
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VJ 29 Novr
Mr Cardwell
This looks to me as if more might be lying behind than meets the eye. However the resignation is made & accepted, and no Question is raised upon it.
I do not know how far it may affect the proposed despatch about Mr Pemberton's Salary while on leave.
P.S. Some very unfavourable intimations about Mr Pemberton have since come to hand privately from Kennedy.
TFE 1/1
EC 3/1
P.S. I submit to-day a revised draft on Mr Pemberton's half Salary.
TFE 3 Dec
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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J.D. Pemberton, Surveyor General, to Henry Wakeford, Acting Colonial Secretary, 3 October 1864, tendering his resignation and reporting on the current status of the office.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Cardwell to Kennedy, No. 13, 1 March 1865.
Kennedy, Arthur to Cardwell, Edward 8 October 1864, CO 305:23, no. 10962, 315. 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. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/V64182.html.

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