Cox & Co. to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Craig's Court
21st May 1864
Sir,
We have the honor to enclose a letter from Mr A.E. Kennedy shewing that he assumed and administered the Government of Victoria Vancouvers Island, from 26th to 31st of March last, requesting an issue of his Salary for that period.
We have the honor to be
Sir,
Your most obedt humble Servts
Cox & Co

Sir Fredk Rogers Bt
&c &c &c
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
I cannot understand how Capn Kennedy has fallen into the error of supposing that his salary as Govr of V.C.I. would be paid here. We have no funds here for the purpose—& on the other hand he has the command of the money box (the proceeds of Crown Lands) in the Colony. In consequence of a private note I recd from him on this subject I have explained to him the state of the case. I made also the same explanation orally to Messrs Cox. But it will be necessary that we shd write an official ansr in the above sense to this Letter, unless to save inconvenience to Govr Kennedy & Messrs Cox you think proper to advise that the Crown Agents advance the necessary sum, & recover the same from the Governor.
ABd 23 May
Mr Blackwood
I think the most considerate course will be to ascertain privately from the Messrs Cox whether Governor Kennedy has, under his misapprehension on this point, given them directions for the appropriation of the Salary from month to month to any payments in England.Manuscript image If so, it may perhaps be best to make the issue from the Agents General. If not, I should be inclined to prefer simply informing Governor Kennedy of his mistake and leaving him to draw his accumulated salary in the Colony.
TFE 25 May
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Kennedy to Cox & Co., 1 April 1864, enclosing a certificate to enable them to draw his salary to 31 March 1864, and advising that he would "continue to transmit the usual certificate monthly."
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Kennedy to Cox & Co., 1 April 1864, certificate as noted above.
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Elliot to Cox & Co., 1 June 1864, advising that Kennedy must draw his salary in the colony.
Minutes by CO staff
Mr Elliot
I made an enquiry at Messrs Cox and was informed that they had made an advance of Money to Govr Kennedy, but that as his Salary is paid in the Colony they will settle with him separately—and that this letter is all they require.
EBP 31-5/64
Draft to Govr.
TFE 31/5
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Draft, Cardwell to Kennedy, No. 7, 1 June 1864.
Cox & Co. to Rogers, Frederic 21 May 1864, CO 305:24, no. 4791, 273. 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/V646C02.html.

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