Separate
28th December 1865
Sir,
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your despatches, of the numbers and dates noted in the margin.
Originals No. 70, 20 September, to No. 81, 12 October 1865. Separate 7 October 1865. Private 1 July 1865.
I have etc.
Arthur N. Birch
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P. by.
[ABd]
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[The following is a collection of miscellaneous documents inserted at the conclusion of the despatches for 1865:]

Blackfield
June 27/65
My Dear Blackwood
Nothing more need be done about the B. Columbia Act. It was intended to expire. You will observe that express provision is made that its expiration shall not invalidate existing laws &c.
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Put by.
ABd 28 June
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Draft reply, Cardwell to Seymour, No. 32, 12 June 1865.
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On a suggestion of Sir F. Rogers that Mr Seymour shd be reminded of this arrear.
ABd 10 June
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Draft reply, Cardwell to Seymour, No. 36, 1 July 1865.
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Mr Cardwell will have the goodness to fill up the blank. As we shall have no oppy of writing to Halifax—which is the proper place for us to have a telegram sent to for B. Columbia—until Saty the 8th proximo the quickest mode of communicating with Govr Seymour will be to request the B. Consul at New York to telegraph to him. From New York the telegram will, accidents excepted, reach Governor Seymour in 4 days.
Mr Cardwell fixes 6 months.
TFE 1 July
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Colonial Office to E. M. Archibald [British Consul], New York, no date, asking him to telegraph Seymour as per instructions.
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Mr Elliot
Official habits might possibly require that we should ask the For. Office to instruct their Consul to send this message: but I think the case will admit of a dispensation from that official circuit of correspondence and that a direct Letter for this Office to the Consul will suffice. Mr Seymour can be told orally when he arrives to settle the cost, I suppose 4 or £5, with the Consul.
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It is comparatively a small matter. But I confess I would rather not sign a letter giving the Foreign Office the "go-by" in this affair, and conveying orders to one of their officers without their knowledge. I should prefer therefore such a draft as I sketch.
TFE 31 June
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Draft reply, Cardwell to Seymour, Private, 1 July 1865.

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Statement of despatches describing the boundaries of British Columbia and Vancouver Island.
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Printed draft of commission for the appointment of Arthur Edward Kennedy as governor of Vancouver Island, 11 January 1864.
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Printed draft of commission for the appointment of Frederick Seymour as governor of British Columbia, 11 January 1864.
Birch, Arthur Nonus to Cardwell, Edward 28 December 1865, CO 60:22, no. 2177, 514. 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/B65128SP.html.

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