Ramage to Newcastle
5 August 1862
In accordance with a resolution passed at a Public meeting, held in this City, I most respectfully beg leave to enclose to Your Grace the accompanying copy of a Memorial;withManuscript image with a request that Your Grace will use every effort to have the prayer of the Memorial granted.
The Memorial was forwarded through His Excellency Governor Douglas to Your Grace on the 17th Ulto for presentation to Her Most Excellent Majesty in Council; but it was deemed necessary to forward the enclosed, direct, to Your Grace, as on former occasions, Three MemorialshaveManuscript image have, at different periods, been sent through the same channel, to none of which has an answer been received.
I have the honor to be
My Lord Duke
Your Grace's Most Obedt & Very Humble Servant
John Ramage
of Municipal Council
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
The original Memorial has been recd from the Governor. Acke rect through him.
ABd 29 Sep
TFE 29 Sept
N 1-10
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, No. 145, 3 October 1862, informing him that Ramage sent Newcastle a letter of complaint and asking that Douglas inform Ramage that his letter has been received.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Memorial of British subjects resident in British Columbia to the Queen in Council, 15 July 1862, expressing various grievances against their absentee government and asking for reform.