Letter Asking for Rogers' Resignation
Ottawa 14 February, 1906
Enclos. copy of report
By direction, I have to inform you that the investigation
made under oath by Mr. Henry Holgate, into matters connected with
the construction works of the Hydraulic Locks, on the Trent Canal,
at Kirkfield and Peterborough, respectively, for which purpose
he had been appointed Commissioner, under an Order-in-Council,
has now been completed; and his report dated the 8th of January,
ultimo, has been received.
The findings of the Commissioner have been carefully
analyzed by the Department, and the conclusions reached by him
as to the measure of responsibility for the condition of these
works resting on those controlling them, considered with the most
impartiality and fairness.
I am directed to furnish you with a copy of the
Commissioner's report, on the perusal of which you may deem it
in your interests to place your resignation in the hands of the
Department at an early date; such resignation to take effect so
soon as your papers can be handed over to your successor.
I am, Sir,
Your obedient servant,
R.B. Rogers Esq., C.E.
Trent Valley Canal,
Rogers' Letter of Resignation
Peterboro Feby 19th 1906
Copy Letter of Resignation
L. K. Jones, Esq
Secretary Department of Railways & Canals
In compliance with the intimation contained in your
letter of the 14th inst. I hereby tender my resignation as Superintending
Engineer of the Trent Canal.
I am Sir
Yours [the words 'obedient Servant' have been crossed out] Truly,
Richd. B. Rogers
[Written in Montreal]
Rogers' Letter Asking for Gratuity of 1 year's salary
March 20th 1906
Hon. H.R. Emmerson,
Minister of Railways and Canals,
In consideration of my long and continuous service
in the Department of Railways and Canals, which is about to terminate,
and which covered a continuous period of twenty-two years, besides
a previous period of several years, in which I was for a great
part of the time in the employ of the Department, and from the
fact that during all this period I have never been granted a leave
of absence, I beg most respectfully to ask that I be granted a
gratuity of one year's salary.
Praying that you will look with favor on my request,
I am, Sir,
Richd. B. Rogers
Letter Refusing Rogers' Request
Office of the Minister of Railways and Canals.
11th April, 1906
In reply to yours of the 29th ultimo, asking for
a gratuity of one year's salary, I beg to state that I cannot
even give consideration to this request until the final results
as to the condition of the work at Peterboro and Kirkfield are
developed by actual experience in the making of repairs &c.,
You will readily appreciate that the Department could not, even
from the result of the investigation, conclude exactly what will
be finally necessary in order to make these works available for
the proper navigation of the canal.
R.B. Rogers, Esq., C.E.,