No. 31
29 June 1865
I have the honour to inform you that The Queen has been pleased to confer the Office of Chief Justice of Van Couver Island on Joseph Needham Esqre, Member of the English Bar, and that he will proceed to the Colony within a few weeks.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
humble servant
Edward Cardwell
Cardwell, Edward to Kennedy, Arthur 29 June 1865, NAC RG7:G8C/5, 148. 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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