Roope to Colonial Office
1 [Hare?] Court Temple
May 26/65
I understand that the Chief Justiceship of Vancouver's Island is vacant. I venture to apply for the appointment. I have been upon the Western Circuit ever since 1845, have often acted as Deputy County Court Judge, have for the last three years been revising barrister for the South of Devon & have received from the leadersManuscript image of my circuit & others testimonials which upon previous occasions I have submitted to the consideration of the Colonial Office.
I remain
your obedient Servant
Richard Roope
Minutes by CO staff
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Private Secy
The Col: Newspapers show that the Legve Assy have struck out of the Estimates the Salaries of the C. Justice—the Treasurer—& the Surveyor General. But this may not be final after all, & a better spirit may come over the House.
TFE 31 May
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CSP 31 May
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List showing the previous applications submitted by Roope for employment with the colonial office, thirteen entries dating from 1857.
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Elliot, Thomas Frederick

Parker, Charles Stuart

Roope, Richard

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Roope, Richard to Colonial Office 26 May 1865, CO 305:27, no. 5724, 385. 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.

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