No. 1
26 April 1864
My Lord Duke,
I have the honor to report that I reached New Westminster on the 20th of this month and took the oaths of office as Governor on the following day.
The inhabitants wished to make manifest their loyalty to Her Majesty and attachment to the Mother Country bywelcomingManuscript image welcoming with some ceremony their new Governor. I was therefore requested to remain for some few days in the neighbouring Colony of Vancouver's Island while a sufficient number of arches and other decorations were being prepared to ornament the streets. I had every reason to be satisfied with the cordiality of my reception.
I enclose copies of addresses presented tomeManuscript image me by the Municipal Council of New Westminster and by the people of that town with my replies.
I have the honor to be
My Lord Duke
Your Grace's most
obedient humble Servant
Frederick Seymour
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Acke rect.
ABd 10 June
TFE 10 June
CF 11
EC 14
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Address, President and Members of the Municipal Council of New Westminster to Seymour, no date, welcoming him to the colony.
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Seymour to the Municipal Council of New Westminster, responding to the address as noted above with appreciation for the loyalty and support offered.
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Address, inhabitants of New Westminster to Seymour, no date, welcoming him to the colony.
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Seymour to the Municipal Council of New Westminster, expressing thanks at the welcome extended.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Cardwell to Seymour, No. 15, 15 June 1864.
Seymour, Frederick to Pelham-Clinton, Henry Pelham Fiennes 26 April 1864, CO 60:18, no. 5301, 204. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/B64201.html.

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