No. 101
24th August 1865
Sir,
In obedience to the instructions conveyed in Your circular despatch of the 19th of May 1865, I brought the Colonial Naval Defence Act under the notice of myExecutiveManuscript image Executive Council yesterday.
2. The state of the finances and the large outlay absolutely required for the construction of roads will prevent our taking any action in the matter at present.
I have the honor to be,
Sir,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Frederick Seymour
Minutes by CO staff
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Put by.
ABd 26 Oct
FR 26/10
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Seymour, Frederick to Cardwell, Edward 24 August 1865, CO 60:22, no. 10461, 310. 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/B65101.html.

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