No. 13
1st March 1866
At the request of the Bishop of Columbia I have the honor to forward a letter addressed to you by his Lordship on the subject of the division of the Diocese.
2. I refrain from commentinguponManuscript image upon the views entertained by Bishop Hills as I am opposed to the division recommended by his Lordship, while I should much regret to throw any obstacle in the way of a division of the Diocese, which however arranged must prove of Advantage to the Church in this Colony.
I have the honor to be,
Your most obedient humble Servant
Arthur N. Birch
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
I understand that the earlier papers on this subject are being printed. If such be the case send this desph &c on to Mr Joseph that it may be added to the Collection.
ABd 14 May
Sir F. Rogers
I think that this had better pass thro' your hands, in case you should happen to have anything to say upon it.
TFE 14/5
Print for Parlt (without the Maps).
FR 15/5
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Bishop of Columbia to Officer Administering the Government, 5 February 1866, enclosing a letter with two maps for transmission to the Secretary of State.
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Bishop of Columbia to Cardwell, 5 February 1866, further explanation of the proposed division of the diocese.
Note on microfilm as follows: "2 Maps of British Columbia, 1866 being fos. 69 and 70 of C.O. 60/24 have been removed to the Map Room. Map Room Reference M.P.G. 650. December 1950. D.B. Wardle."