10th April 1867
My Lord,
After considerable hesitation I have considered it but fair that I should forward certain minutes of the Executive Council respecting Mr Franks, whomtheManuscript image the Duke of Newcastle appointed Treasurer of this Colony.
2. I have no wish to prejudice Mr Franks in Your Lordship's opinion but merely to show things as they are.
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
See minute on Mr Franks letter recd today (5317).
CC 31 May
TFE 31 May
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Extract, Minutes of Executive Council of British Columbia, 19 and 28 January 1867, regarding the departure of Franks from the colony.
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A.N. Birch to C.W. Franks, 19 January 1867, stating Seymour's intention to put the issue of his departure before the Secretary of State.