No. 63
14th October 1864
In obedience to the commands conveyed in your despatch No. 27 of the 28th of July, I have the honor to forward copies of the latest and most authentic maps of British Columbia. Captain Holmes, Acting Surveyor General, whose letter I enclose, will endeavour before his departure for Belize, to prepare a general map of the Colony, which will exhibit the recent discoveriesmadeManuscript image made by the armed parties of Volunteers in the pursuit of the Chilicoten Indians. The only tolerably correct account of the Country which was the scene of the late insurrection is the report of Lieutenant Palmer R.E. of a journey from Victoria to Alexandria.
We have this.
The distances are however generally understated, and the trail by which we travelled runs by Nacoontloon. A copy of Lieutenant Palmer's report, which is now out of print, was forwarded in Sir James Douglas's despatch, No. 31 of 21st May 1863.
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I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Frederick Seymour
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
VJ 20 Decr
TFE 20/12
CF 21
EC 23
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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G.W. Holmes, Surveyor General's Department, to Seymour, 14 October 1864, forwarding set of maps as per despatch (not in file).
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Cardwell to Seymour, No. 62, 31 December 1864, acknowledging receipt.