John William Akerman to Henry Bulwer, 9 June 1876
Archive location: Bodleian Libraries, MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C123 – 76
Author(s): John William Akerman
Recipient(s): Henry Bulwer
Sent from: Natal
Date: 9 June 1876
Copy of letter from Mr Akerman M.L.C. to Sir Henry Bulwer
June 9th 1876
Dear Sir Henry,
I gathered from our conversation on Tuesday last that you felt a difficulty in naming, as I desired, to the Right Honorable the Secretary of State the fact of my having received a majority of votes in the council for the post of delegate to the conference; as well as the further fact that I am the senior of the two in other respects.
In justice to Earl Carnarvon and the interests of the colony, I venture to state my strong impression of the importance of this information being conveyed to His Lordship.
To release you therefore from the difficulty I understand you do feel in this matter, and yet attain my desire, I beg to inform you of my intention to communicate direct with the Secretary of State acquainting him with the above particulars .
Dear Sir Henry
(signed) J.W. Akerman
H.E. Sir H. Bulwer