No. 80
31st July 1868
My Lord Duke,
I have the honor to forward to Your Grace copy of a letter of apology from the Attorney General for the delay which hasoccurredManuscript image occurred in the transmission to me of his legal reports on the Ordinances of the last Session of the Legislature.
2. I hope that Mr Crease's explanation will be held to be satisfactory both for him and for me. I cannot send on the Ordinances without his reports, and I know that he has been very unwell. Every day I feel the inconvenience of the confusion in which thePublicManuscript image Public Officers and their records have been thrown by the removal of the Seat of Government. Things are however beginning to settle down a little.
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 10 Sept
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Mr Elliot
Acknowledge receipt.
HTH 10/9
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At once.
TFE 10/9
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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H.P.P. Crease, Attorney General, to Seymour, 31 July 1868, attributing the lateness of his reports to the confusion resulting from the change in the seat of government and his own "severe indisposition."
Seymour, Frederick to Grenville, Richard 31 July 1868, CO 60:33, no. 9921, 131. 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.

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