No. 84
10th June 1865
Sir,
I have had the honor to receive your Despatch No. 36, of the 27th September informing me that the Ordinance "for the regulation of the Inland navigation of British Columbia," passedinManuscript image in 1864, cannot be submitted to Her Majesty for confirmation in its present shape.
2. You are aware that the proposed measure did not meet with much approval from me. It was introduced by the Attorney General previous to my arrival in the Colony, and passed more with indifference than approval through the Council. On the receipt of your despatch I made that Officer acquaintedwithManuscript image with its contents and advised him to prepare the required amendments. He however found the matter excited so little interest, and that little not generally in its favour, that he preferred to let the matter drop. I think in these early days of the Colony that is about the most satisfactory conclusion he could have arrived at.
I have the honor to be,
Sir,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Frederick Seymour
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Mr Elliot
To Board of Trade saying that Mr Cardwell adopts the Governor's view & proposes approving his intention to let the Ordce—which has not been sanctioned—drop?
I have, however, some doubts whether there is any necessity for communicating at all with the Bd of Trade in the present state of the case, & am inclined to prefer writing to the Governor without making any such reference.
ABd 25 Augt
I would approve the Governor's intention, & I think it is better to send the Bd of Trade a copy of his despatch, for their information, & to tell them that Mr Cardwell will approve the Governor's intention. Draft may be prepared.
TFE 25/8
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Elliot to T.H. Farrer, Board of Trade, 7 September 1865, forwarding copy of the despatch for information.
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Mr Cardwell has signed the despatch. This may go.
TFE 1/9
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Draft reply, Cardwell to Seymour, No. 59, 30 August 1865.
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I meant this to go to Mr Cardwell for previous approval but as he has signed the despatch, it may go.
TFE 1 Sep
Seymour, Frederick to Cardwell, Edward 10 June 1865, CO 60:22, no. 8246, 100. 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/B65084.html.

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