No. 90, Separate
23rd October 1864
With reference to my Despatches named in the margin
[No. 28, 4 June 1864.]
[No. 29, 4 June 1864.]
I have the honor to transmit a letter from Mr Henry Wakeford, Acting Colonial Secretary for this Colony, which explains itself.
I have only to add that Mr Wakeford here as elsewhere has been most diligent and zealous in the performance of his duties and has never to my knowledge hadleaveManuscript image leave of absence even for the short period recognized as annual vacation.
I have the honor to be,
Your most obedient Servant
A.E. Kennedy
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Mr Wakefords leave of absence from Wn Australia expired on the 14th Instant.
WD 28th Decr
Sir F. Rogers
As this is rather a peculiar case of leave of absence, and you minuted it very fully on 6011, I pass this paper through your hands.Manuscript image I do not think however that it is one in which there will be much difficulty in the decision.
Mr Wakeford served upwards of 8 years in Western Australia without any leave. Governor Hampton then gave him 12 months leave to go to Vancouver Island (partly in quest of employment) with a proviso that he should cease to draw half pay from Western Australia immediately on getting "any fresh appointment under HM's Govt."
Mr Wakeford did obtain a provisional appointment, but having ascertained that his Principal would go back & relieve him [marginal note: and that he was only receiving 1/2 salary from his temporary office. FR], you concluded on 6011 (and Mr Cardwell agreed) that this was not a case for forfeiting his half salary from Western Australia. You added the remark that by and by he would ask for an extension of leave, which could be dealt with when the occasion arose.
He does now apply. I think that we must form a judgment by analogy. IfManuscript image he had come to England on a year's leave, there is no reason to suppose that any objection would have been made to grant him the usual extension of six months. If so, there appears to be no ground for refusing him an equal extension, merely because he has gone to Vancouver instead of to England. My opinion therefore would be in favor of compliance with his request.
But as Governor Hampton is rather a disciplinarian, it will be desirable that the despatch to him should make the grounds of the decision plain.
TFE 2 Janry
I agree.
FR 3/1
CF 4
EC 5
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Wakeford to Kennedy, 23 October 1864, asking that his request for an extension of his leave from Western Australia be forwarded to the Secretary of State.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Cardwell to Kennedy, No. 4, 24 January 1865.
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Draft reply, Cardwell to Hampton, Western Australia, No. 12, 24 January 1865.
Kennedy, Arthur to Cardwell, Edward 23 October 1864, CO 305:23, no. 11920, 402. 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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