No. 110
24th December 1864
I have the honor to inform you that consequent upon the resignation of Mr J.D. Pemberton, Surveyor General, and the appointment of Mr B.W. Pearse as his acting successor, I have selected Mr J.T. Tidwell [Pidwell] to perform the duties of Assistant Surveyor in the room of Mr Pearse.
Mr Tidwell is an active intelligent Colonist, fully competent to perform the duties assigned to him.
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He has hitherto given much of his time gratuitously to the public service and is irreproachable in private character.
I have to solicit your approval of this temporary arrangement.
I have the honor to be,
Your most obedient Servant,
A.E. Kennedy
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Mr Cardwell's decision has to be pronounced 1ly on the question as to the confirmation of Mr Pearse to succeed Mr Pemberton as Surveyor General, and 2y on the immediate question submitted in this despatch viz: as to the succession of Mr Tidwell [Pidwell] to Mr Pearse's place.
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The Surveyor General has £500 per ann. The Assistant £350.
ABd 28 Feb
I have addressed a paragraph in a draft already prepared, which will dispose of this despatch.
TFE 1 March