31st January 1867
My Lord,
I have the honor to state that I opened the first Session of the Legislature of the United Colony of British Columbia, on the 24th Instant by an Address, copy of whichIManuscript image I beg to enclose.
2. I forward likewise copy of the reply made by Council.
3. Considering the state of antagonism which has so long existed between the two Sections of the present Colony I may say that the work of the Session is progressing satisfactorily.
I have the honor to be,
My Lord,
Your most obedient humble Servant
Frederick Seymour
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
ABd 20 March
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(Governor Seymour's address seems to me able, and it may perhaps be hoped that in time he will moderate the rivalries of the conflicting sections of the united Colony.)
TFE 20/3
CBA 21/3
B&C 21/3
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Printed copy of speech given by Seymour to open the Legislative Council, New Westminster, 24 January 1867.
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Reply of the Legislative Council to the speech as noted above, 24 January 1867.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Buckingham to Seymour, No. 10, 23 March 1867 acknowledging the receipt of Seymour’s despatch describing how Seymour opened the first legislature session to a generally positive start, despite rivalries between the former Vancouver Island and British Columbia colonial factions.
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D.C. Maunsell, Private Secretary, to Jadis, 18 March 1867, asking that the despatch of 31 January, originally marked No. 31, be renamed "Separate."
Seymour, Frederick to Carnarvon, Earl 31 January 1867, CO 60:27, no. 2738, 212. 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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