No. 48
New Westminster
15th May 1868
My Lord Duke,
I have had the honor to receive Your Grace's Circular despatch of the 25th November 1867, requiring the names of the officers charged in this Colony with the duty of Superintending the recordsofManuscript image of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
2. There is no provision made here by Law for the Registration of Births, and Deaths. Marriages should be registered, but the Marriage Ordinance is defective, inasmuch as it makes no provision for the appointment of a Registrar General of Marriages.
3. The Colonial Secretary for the time being,willManuscript image will be the best person to apply to for information respecting Births, Deaths and Marriages, until other arrangements have been made by Law.
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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CC 1 July
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Sir F. Rogers
Copy to the Registrar Genl? (The course taken with previous answers.)
AWLH 1/7/68
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At once.
FR 1/7
Other documents included in the file
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Rogers to Registrar General, 7 July 1868, forwarding copy of the despatch.
Seymour, Frederick to Grenville, Richard 15 May 1868, CO 60:32, no. 6957, 414. 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/B68048.html.

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