No. 56
29th October 1864
Sir
With reference to your Despatch No. 71 of the 6th Ultimo, I have the honor to request that you will inform Mr. D. B. Ring that I have received his letter of the 30th of August relative to the appointment of Attorney General of Vancouver I, together with the original documents by which it was accompanied and whichManuscript image I now return.
You will state to Mr. Ring that I consider it the duty of the governor, in appointing to a vacant Public Office, to make the selection which he conscientiously believes to be best for the public Service, and that as I feel no doubt that you pursued that course on the present occasion, I have found no reason toManuscript image interfere with your discretion.
I have the honor to be
Sir
Your obedient servant
Edward Cardwell
Cardwell, Edward to Kennedy, Arthur 29 October 1864, NAC RG7:G8C/04, 327. 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/V647256.html.

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