No. 31
31 May 1866
I have the honor to acknowledge your Despatch No. 15 of the 3rd of March, relative to Mr. Waddington's application for certain concessions in order to promote his projected construction of a Road from Bute Inlet to the interior of the Colony.
I find no reasontoManuscript image to dissent from the judgment formed on this subject by you with the advice of your Executive Council, and I enclose, for your information, a copy of a letter which I have caused to be addressed on the subject to Mr. Waddingtons Agent in this Country.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
humble servant
Edward Cardwell
The Officer Administering the Government
Other documents included in the file
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Copy, Elliot to Churchill, 21 May 1866, reporting that Cardwell will not "assent" to granting land to Waddington for his Bute Inlet road but "finds no reason to interfere with the judgement formed by the local authorities."
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Elliot to Seymour, 31 May 1866, supplying Churchill's proposals on Waddington's road.
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Copy, Elliot to Churchill, 31 May 1866, concerning the Bute Inlet road and reporting that Cardwell has "no reason to doubt that the view adopted by the Acting Governor and his Advisers on the original proposal upon the subject was just and reasonable."