Goodlake to Cardwell
5 Pump Court
The Temple
April 24th 1865
I have the honour to apply to you respecting the Office of Chief Justice of Vancouver's Island, which I understand is vacant, and for which I beg to offer myself.
It is now about two years since I filled the appointment of Chief Magistrate and Judge of the Admiralty Court at the Falkland Islands, and for the manner in which I discharged the duties entrusted to me I hope I may be permitted to refer to the records of the Colonial Office.
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I was educated at Eton and graduated at Balliol College in 1852, I was called to the Bar in 1855, and have since that time regularly attended the Oxford Circuit with the exception of the two years when I was in the service of the Crown.
In making my former application for employment I had the honour to submit to the late Duke of Newcastle various testimonials from distinguished legal personages, and at present I only beg to enclose an official letter which I received on retiring from the service, and also one from Mr Huddleston Q.C. who is the leader of the Oxford Circuit, and who wrote it on my applying to Sir George GreyforManuscript image for the office of Stipendiary Magistrate at Manchester last year.
I have the honor to be Sir
Your obedient servant
Edward W. Goodlake

Rt Honble
Edward Cardwell
&c &c &c
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot [and] Sir F. Rogers
Private Secy
ABd 24 Apl
Sir F. Rogers
I send this on to you, in case you should have any remark to make.
TFE 24/4
FR 25/4
I am inclined to think a [safir?] man wd be desirable.
Ackd. & noted.
CSP 27 April
Informed privately that another person has been appointed.
CSP 23 June
The enclosed letters returned to him according to Mr Goodlake's request.