No. 49
12th May 1865
I have the honor to forward an Authenticated and two plain Copies of an Ordinance of the recent Session of the Legislature of this Colony, entitled; No. 5. An OrdinancetoManuscript image to encourage the construction of a Line of Telegraph, connecting the Telegraphs of British Columbia with the Telegraph Lines of Russia, the United States and other Countries, and for other purposes. I add the Report of the Attorney General.
2. This Act was introduced by my direction to carry out the terms offered to the Collins Telegraph Company in SirFrederickManuscript image Frederick Roger Frederick Roger's letter to Mr Collins of 14th January 1864. The Company not being represented in the Colony at the time of the passing of the Ordinance, certain alterations were made in the Bill during its discussion in the House, but the Ordinances No. 18 of the 3rd of April, and No. 28 of the 11th of April,
These numbers for the present year have not been yet recd.
give further aid to the Collins Telegraph Company, and places them in a position with which they are satisfied.
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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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ABd 20 July
TFE 20/7
This appears to me quite right.
FR 21/7
EC 22
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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H.P.P. Crease, Attorney General, to Colonial Secretary, 12 May 1865, reporting on the ordinance as per despatch.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Cardwell to Seymour, No. 49, 28 July 1865.