No. 29
31st August 1864
I have the honor to forward six copies of the Minutes of the late Session of the Legislative Council of this Colony.
2.—I have cautioned the Clerk of the Board that in Official Papers he is to discontinue calling the Legislative Council a "Parliament."
I have the honor to be,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Frederick Seymour
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Put by? See Par: 2.
VJ 19 Novr
Right, I think. There is no need to encourage a bad taste for big Names in the British Colonies; and a single Council cannot reasonably be called a Parliament. Shd we not perhaps acke, and express agreement with him that the nameManuscript image of Parliament is not appropriate to a Legislature consisting of a single Legislative Council?
TFE 19/11
EC 20
Mr Jadis
I find that the instruction about the word Parlt was given to him already on the 7th June 1864. As that is the case, this may be Put by.
TFE 30/11
Seymour, Frederick to Cardwell, Edward 31 August 1864, CO 60:19, no. 10593, 93. 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.

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