No. 36
29 August 1863
My Lord Duke,
I have the honour to inform Your Grace that I caused Writs to be issued on the 13th of July last for the election of Representatives to serve in the House of Assembly, the said Writs being made returnable on the 18th day of August Instant.  
2. The Elections have since taken place, and the following is a list of the persons elected and of the several Electoral Districts for which they have been returned.


City of Victoria District William A.G. Young, Colonial
Secretary
Alexander [Amor] De Cosmos
J.W. Powell, M.D.
Joseph Ridge
Victoria District James Trimble, M.D.
Edward H. Jackson
William F. Tolmie, M.D.
Esquimalt Town District George F. Foster
Esquimalt & Metchosin John S. Helmcken
District Robert Burnaby


Nanaimo District Charles A. Bayley
Saanich District Charles Street
Lake District James Duncan
Sooke District James Carswell
Salt Spring Island
and Chemainus District John T. Pidwell

 
3. Mr Young, the Colonial Secretary, presented himself with my sanction as a Candidate for the City of Victoria and was returned at the head of the Poll, a Compliment at once to his own Personal Qualities and manifesting the strong interest felt by the public in placing a Member of the Government in the House. The character of the other Members is highly respectable and with few exceptions their political views are conservative.  
4. Parliament now stands convened for the second day of September next when it will meet for the transaction of business.  
I
I have the honor to be,
My Lord Duke,
Your Grace's
Most obedient,
Humble Servant,
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
Sir F. Rogers
Acke. Mr Cary, the Attorney Genl who was in the last House of Assy has either not offered himself again for re election, or if he has stood, has been beaten.  
ABd
17 Oct
FR
19/10
N
20
Other documents included in the file
  • Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, No. 41, 24 October 1863.  
 
Despatch to London:
Douglas to Newcastle, 29 August 1863, National Archives of the UK, 10020, CO 305/20. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871. Ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria: University of Victoria. http://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/getDoc.htm?id=V63036.scx. Accessed 21 November 2017. 

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