No. 153
29th November 1867
My Lord Duke,
With reference to my despatches numbered in the Margin
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Separate, of 20th July.
No. 92, of 16th August.
No. 90, of 4th September.
No. 140, of 1st November.
respecting the serious disputes on Grouse Creek, I think it but right to state how deeply I am indebted to thepromptnessManuscript image promptness and Energy of Mr Needham, Chief Justice of Vancouver Island, in proceeding to the scene of the disturbance and bringing matters to a satisfactory conclusion. Chief Justice Begbie having decided that there was no appeal from the decision of the Gold Commissioner, and arbitration having been refused, I should have had to have called the Legislative Council together at a most inconvenientseasonManuscript image season had not Mr Needham furnished his assistance.
2. It is probable that blood would have been shed in Cariboo before we had had time to Legislate in the manner.
I have the honor to be,
My Lord Duke,
Your most obedient
humble Servant.
Frederick Seymour
Minutes by CO staff
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CC 5/2
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Ackne & request Mr Seymour to convey HG's acknowledgement to Mr Needham for the fine service wh he has been enabled to render to Govt by his promptitude.
FR 5/2
CBA 6/2
B&C 6/2
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Buckingham to Seymour, No. 8, 8 February 1868 requesting Seymour to convey Buckingham’s gratitude for Needham’s services during the dispute between mining companies in the Cariboo.