No. 31
5th September 1864
Sir,
I have had the honor to receive your despatch No. 12 of the 11th of June, informing me that Dr Rae would probably shortly arrive in the Colony for the purpose of surveying a practicable route for an electric telegraph from head of Fraser River to New Westminster, and directing me to afford him assistance in the prosecution of the undertaking.
2. I enclose copy of a NoticewhichManuscript image which I caused to be inserted in the Gazette calling upon all Magistrates, Constables, and other public officers to furnish Dr Rae with any aid of which he might stand in need. It is almost superfluous for me to say that I shall offer him personally every assistance on his arrival in New Westminster.
I have the honor to be
Sir,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Frederick Seymour
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Send a Copy to Sir Ed: Head for information?
VJ 18 Nov
Draft.
TFE 18/11
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Extract, Government Gazette, 1 September 1864, asking that all public officers cooperate with Dr. Rae as required.
Other documents included in the file
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Elliot to Sir E. Head, Hudson's Bay Company, 29 November 1864, forwarding copy of the despatch and enclosure.
Seymour, Frederick to Cardwell, Edward 5 September 1864, CO 60:19, no. 10595, 105. 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/B64231.html.

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