No. 55
11 August 1865
I have received from Governor Kennedy a numerously signed Petition, representing that the completion of the Bute Inlet Route is most desirable in the interest of the Colonies of British Columbia and Vancouver Island.
As the Governor states that he has furnished youwithManuscript image with a copy of this Petition, I have the honor to inform you that I await your report on the subject.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
humble servant
Edward Cardwell
Cardwell, Edward to Seymour, Frederick 11 August 1865, NAC RG7:G8C/12, 249. 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.

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