No. 156
30th November 1867
My Lord Duke,
I have had the honor to receive Your Grace's despatch No. 23 of the 11th May enclosing the deed of for [sic] the conveyance of Vancouver Island to the CrownwhichManuscript image which has been executed by the Hudson's Bay Company under their Corporate Seal.
2. Your Grace likewise encloses the original letters patent dated the 13th January 1849, granting the Island to the Company and directs me to cause these documents to be duly registered here and returned to Your Grace.
3. I forward an official report from the Attorney General on the necessityofManuscript image of retaining the original deeds in the Colony and shall await Your Grace's further instructions in the matter.
I have the honor to be,
My Lord Duke,
Your most obedient,
humble Servant.
Frederick Seymour
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
To the L & E Commers.
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At once.
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Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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H.P.P. Crease, Attorney General, to Colonial Secretary, 17 October 1867, recommending the deed of reconveyance remain in Victoria to help settle cases of trespass in the surrounding vicinity.