No. 111
24th December 1864
Sir
Referring to my Despatch No 100 dated 3rd December 1864 reporting the resignation of Mr Horace Smith, Superintendent of Police, I have the honor to inform you that I have, subject to your approval, appointed Mr Philip J. Hankin to succeed him.
Mr Hankin has been for some time under my immediate observation as a temporary clerk in the officeofManuscript image of the Colonial Secretary and I have formed a very favourable opinion of his fitness for the office to which I have appointed him.
Mr Hankin is an ex-Lieutenant in the Royal Navy and has been strongly recommeded to me by Governor Hill (of Antigua), and by Captain Richards R.N. under whom he served during his survey of this coast.
Mr Hankin has also been favourably mentioned in a Despatch from Admiral the Honorable J. Denman for his conduct on arecentManuscript image recent occasion.
His appointment has been received with great satisfaction by the public, and will I feel sure result in the efficiency of the Police Forceā€”and the restoration of public confidence in this important branch of the public service.
I have the honor to be,
Sir
Your most obedient Servant
A.E. Kennedy
Governor
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Approve? If the Governor can find a good man on the spot, I think, Mr Cardwell can scarcely do better than permit the apptment to take place.
ABd 28 F
The account of Mr Hankin is very favorable indeed. Confirm?
TFE 1 March
CF 2
EC 3
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Draft reply, Cardwell to Kennedy, No. 14, 6 March 1865.
Kennedy, Arthur to Cardwell, Edward 24 December 1864, CO 305:23, no. 1978, 520. 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/V64211.html.

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