No. 88
19th October 1864
I have the honor to transmit copies of letters named in the margin
Colonial Treasurer, 31st August 1864.
Acting Colonial Secretary, 3rd September 1864.
having reference to the bonds of the TreasurerofManuscript image of this Colony.
You will observe that Mr Watson applied on the 31st August 1864 to have certain bonds which were supposed to exist cancelled and others substituted therefor. After a careful search and inquiry I failed to discover any bonds entered into by the Treasurer or his sureties, nor could I satisfactorily ascertain into whose custody they had been given.
Having made careful inquiry regarding Mr Kenneth McKenzie's solvency and respectability I am quite satisfied on both points—I have therefore accepted him as Mr Watson's sole surety subject to your approval.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient Servant
A.E. Kennedy
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
In reliance on the Govr's caution & discretion in this matter approve the course he has taken?
VJ 21 Decr
I agree with Mr Jadis.
TFE 21/12
EC 22
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Alexander Watson, Treasurer, to Henry Wakeford, Acting Colonial Secretary, 31 August 1864, forwarding bonds intended to replace those currently in effect, marked received by Wakeford and approved by Thomas L. Wood, Acting Attorney General.
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Wakeford to Watson, 3 September 1864, advising that Kennedy had failed to find his former bonds but would be pleased to accept those enclosed in his recent letter.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Cardwell to Kennedy, No. 73, 30 December 1864, approving of Kennedy’s actions.