This letter shows the contemporary system of appointment in the colonial service in action. Amyot has received a letter from Bishop Mountain, written at Ryland's instigation, recommending the latter's son for the position of deputy to Amyot, who explains that he has already offered the position to his own younger brother.
This letter concerns the procedure to be followed in the not unlikely event of the death of Mr. J. Taylor, an associate of Ryland's in the government of the colony. Amyot mentions the nation's unaffected grief at the death of the Princess Charlotte.
A short letter in which Amyot tells Ryland of the appointment of the Duke of Richmond as Governor of Canada; and mentions that Palmerston, Secretary at War, was shot at and wounded in the back by a supposed maniac, Lieutenant Davis, that morning at the door of the House.