No. 1
New Westminster
20th November 1866
My Lord,
I have the honor to report that I landed in Victoria on the 7th Instant. Governor Kennedy had left the Colony and the Administration of the Government was in the hands of Mr Young the ColonialSecretaryManuscript image Secretary. I was received with great coldness but no disrespect by a large concourse of people. I regretted to observe a look of extreme depression upon the Town and its inhabitants.
2. On the following day I received the Addresses from the Mayor and Corporation and from the Fire Brigade Copies of which I have the honor to enclose together with Copies of my replies.
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3. As I could take no share in the Administration of the Affairs of the Island until the Union of the Colonies had been effected, I proceeded to New Westminster on the 10th Instant to resume the duties of my Office. I met with a most loyal and gratifying reception.
4. I enclose copies of Addresses interchanged with the City Council and Hyack Fire Brigade.
I have the honor to be,
My Lord,
Your most obedient humble Servant
Frederick Seymour

The Right Honorable
the Earl of Carnarvon
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Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Acke rect.
ABd 14 Jany
TFE 15 Jany
CBA 15/1
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Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Address, Mayor and Citizens of Victoria to Seymour.
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Seymour to Mayor and Citizens of Victoria, response to address.
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Address, Victoria Fire Department to Seymour.
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Seymour to Victoria Fire Department, response to address.
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Address, Municipal Council of New Westminster to Seymour.
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Seymour to Municipal Council, response to address.
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Address,New Westminster Fire Company to Seymour.
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Seymour to Fire Company, response to address.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Carnarvon to Seymour, No. 11, 25 January 1867.
Seymour, Frederick to Carnarvon, Earl 20 November 1866, CO 60:25, no. 419, 250. 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/B66201.html.

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