Anderson, Fraser and Sproat to Buckingham
London
July 26, 1867
My Lord Duke,
We have the honor to inform Your Grace that a Committee of the Gentlemen who addressed a Memorial to you, dated April the 20th 1867, respecting the selection of the Seat of Government of British Columbia, have resolved to address a Second Memorial on the same subject to Your Grace in consequence of proceedings taken in the Colony in relation to this question, of which proceedings information had not reached England when the first Memorial was presented.
We have been directed by the said Committee and others who have signed the Second Memorial, to forward the same toManuscript image Your Grace; and we have now the honour of enclosing it herein.
In bringing this Second Memorial under Your Grace's notice, we are also directed to suggest that if Your Grace should desire any explanations upon the subject of the Memorial or wish for further information upon the state of the Colony than is contained in the enclosed Memorial; and you will be so good as to signify such desire, a Deputation of Gentlemen interested in the Colony will attend Your Grace on any day you may be pleased to appoint.
In case your Grace shall wish for a Deputation, a Note to say so, addressed to Mr Sproat 55 King William Street, London, E.C will be attended to.
We have the honour to be,
with respect
Your Grace's most obedient & humble Servants
James G.S. Anderson
1 Billiter Court E.C.
D. Fraser
No 33 St James Square, Pall Mall
G.M. Sproat
55 King William Street

To His Grace
The Duke of Buckingham & Chandos
Her Majesty's Principal Secretary
of State for The Colonies
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
Memorial praying that Victoria may be made the Capital & seat of Govt of B. Columbia.
See 4333 with previous Memorial.
Upon this question, which is an important one, nothing can be decided until a Report is recd from Governor Seymour.
From these papers it appears that the question was brought before the Legislative Council by Govr Seymour, that the Council by 13 to 8 have passed a Resolution in favor of Victoria—on which however Govr S. had come to no decision.
The latest despatch recd is dated 24 April, recd 17th June. Much later addresses have been recd. I forward this on at once as an interview is offered.
CC 29 July
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Vide 7466 herewith. There seems nothing more to be said till Gov Seymours dph arrives—except writg to ackne this & accept or decline the interview.
FR 2/8
B&C 7/8
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Printed memorial in favour of making Victoria the seat of government of the united colony, with appendix from the Government Gazette on the subject, signed in the name of all those who were represented on the first memorial.
Anderson, James G. S., Fraser, Donald , and Sproat, Gilbert Malcolm to Grenville, Richard 26 July 1867, CO 60:31, no. 7258, 167. 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/B676A02.html.

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