No. 74
Victoria
28th July 1868
My Lord Duke,
Referring to my despatch No. 45, of the 14th May, I have the honor to forward to Your Grace Copy of a MotionwhichManuscript image which was made in the Legislative Council by Mr De Cosmos in favour of an Address to Her Majesty on the subject of confederation with the Dominion of Canada. This Motion Your Grace will see was lost.
2. There is however a feeling with many persons in this Colony that the best hopes of its progress are to be found in an intimate Union with Canada. ThedifficultiesManuscript image difficulties however appear to me to be, in the present state of things, almost insuperable and the advantages remote. Confederation would however probably attract greater attention to this Colony than it now receives in England.
I have the honor to be,
My Lord Duke,
Your Grace's most obedient
humble Servant.
Frederick Seymour
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Mr Elliot
An Address was moved in the Legislative Council for Confederation with Canada. It was lost by 12 to 4.
I see no use in sending a copy to Lord Monck. Put by?
CC 10 Sept
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On the principle of keeping the Governor General informed of everything bearing upon Canada, I should send Lord Monck a copy.
The local politicians are sure to hear of it and they ought not to have information which the Governor has not.
TFE 11 Sep
CBA 12/9
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Copy to Lord Monck.
B&C 14/9
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Mr Cox
There should be a despatch to Lord Monck, sending him this for his information, and a despatch to Governor Seymour telling him that it has been sent.
The one to Lord Monck should be attended to & recorded in the N. American Division.
TFE 16/9
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See subsequent 125/539 Novr 30, 1868.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Printed extract from proceedings of Legislative Council, no date, containing motion put by Amor De Cosmos as per despatch.
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Draft reply, Buckingham to Monck, Canada, No. 198, 21 September 1868.
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Let this be also entered in the N. American division.
TFE 19/9
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Draft reply, Buckingham to Seymour, No. 75, 19 September 1868.
Seymour, Frederick to Grenville, Richard 28 July 1868, CO 60:33, no. 9915, 73. 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/B68074.html.

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