No. 76
28th July 1868
My Lord Duke,
With reference to my despatches noted in the margin
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Governor to Secretary of State
No. 2 of 1st Feb. 1868 and No. 146 of 22 Nov. 1867.
I have the honor to forward a Report from Mr Tiedemann, a highly respectable Civil Engineer,onManuscript image on the subject of the line of Road to the Interior of the Colony by way of Bute Inlet, suggested by Mr Waddington. I am not personally acquainted with Mr Tiedemann, but the enclosed memorandum from Mr Young, the Acting Colonial Secretary speaks in his favour.
2. We have already more roads than we can make use of to the gold mines, and I am notinclinedManuscript image inclined to give any further encouragement to the project of Mr Waddington, to which the papers I enclose relate.
3. There are two practicable ways at least now in use which could serve to open communication with the Eastern provinces should circumstances require a road to be opened.
4. I would beg leave to refer Your Grace to the general report on this subjectbyManuscript image by the Surveyor General transmitted in my despatch No. 26 of 2nd April.
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 Elliot
See previous 3371 from Govr & minutes on it.
This may be useful for reference if Mr Waddington should write again about his projected Road.
Put by.
CC 11/9
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At once.
TFE 11/9
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Minute, W.A.G. Young, Colonial Secretary, to J.W. Trutch, Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, 15 June 1868, asking him to "commence arrangements for a Survey of the country from Bute Inlet to Benshee in order to set at rest the question as to the practicability of the Bute Inlet Road."
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Minute, Trutch to Young, 7 July 1868, forwarding H.O. Tiedemann's report on a survey done by him in 1862, showing the impracticability of the proposed route.
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Trutch to Young, 7 July 1868, forwarding reports by Tiedemann and Corporal P.J. Leech, Royal Engineers, on the Bute Inlet route and highlighting contents of those reports.
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Tiedemann to Trutch, 4 July 1868, forwarding his report, with additional remarks from his private notes.
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Tiedemann to Waddington, July 1862, reporting on his survey of the proposed route, including sketch maps (ten pages).
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Leech to R.C. Moody, 6 June 1863, reporting on his inspection of Waddington's trail at Bute Inlet (nine pages).