MacKean to Buckingham
The Bank of British Columbia
5 East India Avenue,
Leadenhall Street, E.C.
London
7th May 1867
My Lord Duke,
A Memorial addressed to the Secretary of State for the Colonies by "holders of British Columbia Bonds, and representatives of Commercial, Banking, Landed and other Interests, in the Colony of British Columbia," numerously and respectably signed, and strongly advocating Victoria as the most suitable place for the seat of Government in that Colony, has been put before the Directors of this Bank.
In the general terms of this Memorial, so far as they relate to the seat of Government,Manuscript image they beg to express their unqualified concurrence.
I have the Honor to be,
My Lord Duke,
Your most obedient Servant
Tho. W.L. MacKean
Chairman
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
Acknowledge & say that the Memorial has been received & is under consideration? See 4489.
VJ 8 May
FR 8/5
CBA 8/5
B&C 10/5
Other documents included in the file
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Rogers to MacKean, 16 May 1867, acknowledging receipt of letter and advising that the decision had been held over pending receipt of additional information from the colony.
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Jadis
As the answer to the Memorialists has been despatched, we may perhaps tell Mr MacKean the terms of the answer.
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I suppose so—the Memorial having now been answered.
Mackean, Thomas William Lockwood to Grenville, Richard 7 May 1867, CO 60:30, no. 4492, 309. 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/B675MI06.html.

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