The Minister of Resources is a Cabinet Minister in the Confederation of North America who serves as head of the Office of Resources. The only Minister of Resources to be mentioned in For Want of a Nail ... is Bruce King, who held the post from 1856 to 1858 under Governor-General Whitney Hawkins. King is notable for stealing more than N.A. £500,000 and accepting bribes for another N.A. £1,000,000 while he was in office.