No. 45
New Westminster
14 May 1868
My Lord Duke,
With reference to previous correspondence, I have the honor to forward copy of a Resolution passed by the Legislative Council on the subject of Union with the Dominion of Canada.DesiringManuscript image Desiring on the whole to see the project carried out I cannot be blind to the great difficulties which obstruct it's progress. I enclose copy of the paragraphs on the subject which appeared in the speech, with which I opened the Legislative Council, and in that with which I closed it.
I have the honor to be
My Lord Duke
Your Grace's most obedient
humble Servant
Frederick Seymour
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Dealtry
It appears to me that all that has to be done on this is to send a copy to the Govr of Canada with reference to the Duke of Buckinghams despatch of the 13 April—see Canada 2841.
CC 2 July
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I think so.
WD 2/7
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I agree.
TFE 6/7
B&C 9/7
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See subsequent 74/9915 July 28/68.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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W.A.G. Young, Colonial Secretary, to Seymour, 30 April 1868, forwarding resolution of the Legislative Council favouring "the general principles of the desirability of the Union of this Colony with the Dominion of Canada."
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Printed extracts from the governor's speeches at the opening and closing of the Legislative Council pertaining to the question of union with Canada.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Buckingham to Monck, Canada, No. 135, 13 July 1868 transmitting Seymour’s despatch regarding British Columbia’s interest in a union with the Dominion of Canada.
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Draft reply, Buckingham to Seymour, No. 47, 11 July 1868 acknowledging Seymour’s despatch and informing Seymour that copies of the despatch and the enclosures were forwarded to the Government of Canada.
Seymour, Frederick to Grenville, Richard 14 May 1868, CO 60:32, no. 6954, 397. 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/B68045.html.

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