No. 19
21 May 1866
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Despatch, No. 21, of the 10th of March enclosing a copy of a letter from Mr. B.W. Pearse applying for confirmation in the Office of Surveyor General of Vancouver Island.
I have to requestthatManuscript image that you will acquaint Mr. Pearse that existing circumstances do not allow of coming to any decision of the subject of Keeping up the Office of Surveyor General, or the manner in which it should be filled.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Edward Cardwell
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr. Pearse informs personally.
AEK Aug 8/66
Cardwell, Edward to Kennedy, Arthur 21 May 1866, NAC RG7:G8C/5, 377. 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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