No. 98
18 December 1867
I have to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch of the 24th September last No. 125 having reference to certain land in dispute between the Colonial government and the Hudson Bay Company.
I transmit to you a copy of a report from theColonialManuscript image Colonial Land and Emigration Commissioners from which you will learn that the Hudson Bay Company have given orders to pay $1700 to the Colonial government for the land at Beacon Hill Park sold by them in error, and for the recovery of the small strip of land referred to by the Commissioners.
As regards Lot Z, I have to acquaint you that the decision conveyed in Mr. Cardwell's despatch of the 14th August 1865 No. 39 must be adhered to.
You will alreadyhaveManuscript image have perceived from my despatch of the 11th May No. 23 that Her Majesty's Government have not considered themselves entitled to require any modification of the deed of Reconveyance of Vancouver Island with the object of avoiding the sales of certain portion of foreshore referred to in the 5th paragraph of the Report of certain public officers enclosed in Governor Kennedy's despatch No. 81 of the 20th October 1866.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Buckingham & Chandos
Minutes by CO staff
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To be returned
Forwarded for the information of the Colonial Secretary. I must consider this [?]
11 March 68
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Copy, Murdoch to Elliot, 23 November 1867, regarding the disputed "Lot Z".
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Copy, Walcott to Fraser, 14 November 1867, regarding HBC land "cut-off" from Beacon Hill Park.
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Copy, Smith to Walcott, 20 November 1867, acknowledging receipt of a letter from Fraser and informing that he has "laid" it before the "Governors and Committee of the Hudsons Bay Company."