No. 164
24th December 1867
My Lord Duke,
I have the honor to forward the following documents—
1. A Memorial from the President and Members of the Municipal CouncilofManuscript image of New Westminster addressed to Your Grace praying that this City may be declared formally the Capital of the United Colony of British Columbia.
2. Certain Resolutions passed at a Public Meeting in Victoria representing that that City had better be selected as the seat of Government.
2. This latter is the complement of the papers which were forwarded to meinManuscript image in your Grace's despatch No. 67 of the 1st October. These papers fairly represent the two communities. There is firmness in the one. Threats in the other.
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
See 2627 & 3630.
CC 18/3
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Vide 2627.
FR 19/3
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Memorial, New Westminster Municipal Council to Buckingham, urging that their city be named the capital, twelve signatures.
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Resolutions passed at public meeting in Victoria, 29 November 1867, calling for Victoria to be named capital, signed by James Trimble, Mayor.
Seymour, Frederick to Grenville, Richard 24 December 1867, CO 60:29, no. 2629, 597. 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. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/B67164.html.

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