5 June 1868
My Lord Duke,
In obedience to the wish expressed in Your Grace's letters of the 30 Nov, I have the honor to forward a paper shewing the steps which have been taken in this colony towards establishingManuscript image an overland communication with Canada.
I am happy to say that everything is quiet & orderly in this Colony at present, & that the prospects both for the miners & farmers are more favourable than they have been for severalManuscript image years.
I have the honor to be
My Lord Duke
Your Grace's most obedient Servant
Frederick Seymour
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
The paper has already been recd in an official despatch—see 26/6298. Put by.
It is to be hoped that the favorable prospects of Miners & Farmers may be realized.
CC 21 July
FR 21/7
CBA 22/7
B&C 23/7
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Printed copy of minute, J.W. Trutch, Chief Comissioner of Lands and Works, 19 February 1868, commenting on the overland coach road, "comparing the merits of the various passes through the Rocky Mountains, and showing the extent of this road already built in British Columbia, and what remains to be done to complete it beyond the eastern boundary of the Colony to the head of steamboat navigation on the Saskatchewan."