July 21, 1917
The Hon. Mr. Justice Kent, Chairman of the Employment Committee of the Newfoundland Patriotic Association, has intimated to the Government that it would be a great advantage to his Committee in their efforts to find work for returned soldiers if the various Government Departments and branches in the Colony would advise the Committee when vacancies occur. The Committee would then have an early chance of nominating a volunteer if they had a suitable applicant on their list.
The Government are desirous that, where it can be done, returned volunteers shall be given the opportunity to enter the Public Service, provided their qualifications are such as to fit them for the work to be done. I shall be glad, therefore, if you will kindly take note of this matter and issue any instructions in the premises that may be necessary.
I have the honour to be,
Acting Colonial Secretary
Hon. M.P. Cashin
Similar letter to
H.W. LeMessurier, Esg., Asst. Collector.
Source: GN 2.14.135, The Rooms, Provincial Archives, St. John's, NL