No. 26
New Westminster
2nd April 1868
My Lord Duke,
I have the honor to forward a Paper which will not be without interest to Your Grace. It is a Minute by the Surveyor General of this Colony ontheManuscript image the subject of a Coach Road through British Territory between the Pacific Coast and Canada, comparing the various passes through the Rocky Mountains and shewing the extent of this Road already made in British Columbia, and what remains to be done to complete it beyond the Eastern Boundary of the Colony to the head of Steam Boat Navigation on the Saskatchewan.
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2. I add an explanatory Map.
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Sent privately by Mr Cox to topographical Dept. of W.O.
3. Your Grace will see that on this side of the Rocky Mountains we have been energetic in opening communications.
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
Information that may be useful hereafter—but nothing to be done on it.
(Memo. Let Mr Dealtry see.)
CC 19 June
FR 19/6
CBA 22/6
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Acknowledge with interest.
B&C 24/6
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Map showing route of proposed coach road to Canada.
Minute of surveyor general not in file (see despatch 7718, Seymour to Buckingham, Private, 5 June 1868).
Other documents included in the file
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A.C. Cooke, War Office, to Cox, 7 July 1868, returning the "British Columbia documents with many thanks."
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Draft reply, Buckingham to Seymour, No. 41, 26 June 1868 stating interest in “the subject of a Coach Road through British territory between the Pacific Coast and Canada” and informing Seymour that the surveyor general’s minute was sent to the Royal Geographical Society.
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Adderley to Secretary to the Royal Geographical Society, 27 June 1868, forwarding copy of papers relative to the establishment of a coach road from the Pacific coast to Canada.
Seymour, Frederick to Grenville, Richard 2 April 1868, CO 60:32, no. 6298, 187. 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/B68026.html.

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