No. 85
Victoria Vancouver Island
24th October 1866
My Lord,
I have the honor to acquaint Your Lordship that Governor Kennedy left this Colony yesterday en route for England; having immediately prior to his departure transferred to me, as the Senior Member of the Executive Council, the administration of the Government, which I have consequently assumed pending the Union of Vancouver's Island withBritishManuscript image British Columbia.
2. I have appointed Mr Edwin James Nesbitt, Chief Clerk in the Colonial Secretary's Office, to act for the time, as Colonial Secretary.
I have the honor to be
My Lord
Your Lordships most obedient
and humble Servant
William A.G. Young
The Right Honorable
The Earl of Carnarvon
&c &c &c
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
Acknowledge—tho' Mr Seymour will have assumed the Govt before the despatch can reach the Colony.
VJ 22 Decr
FR 22/12
CBA 24/12
C 27 Dec
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Draft reply, Carnarvon to Officer Administering the Government, No. 2, 2 January 1867.