No. 31
2nd February 1867
My Lord,
I have received with satisfaction Your Lordship's despatch No. 24 of 27th November 1866, informing me that the Hudson's Bay Company are of opinion that it is their dutytoManuscript image to discourage in every way the sale of Spirits to Indians in British Columbia.
2. I certainly have never had any ground to complain of the Manner in which the Native races have been treated by the Hudson's Bay Company, yet I am glad that they have taken up seriously the question of selling spirituous liquors to the Indians. The Company have power to effect much good.
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3. On my part I propose to use all the strength of the Government in the Legislative Council to extend the Liquor Law of the former Colony of British Columbia over the whole territory now known by that name.
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
I think the H.B.Co might have a copy of this desph.
ABd 15 Apl
TFE 15/4
CBA 16/4
B&C 17/4
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Elliot to Sir Edmund Head, Hudson's Bay Company, 24 April 1867, forwarding copy of the despatch for information.