No. 93
6th August 1868
My Lord Duke,
In Your Grace's despatch No. 82 of 14th November 1867, I am directed carefully to watch the operation of the HomesteadOrdinanceManuscript image Ordinance with a view to its amendment should it act as a protection to fraud.
2. I have now the honor to enclose accounts of the working of the Ordinance, furnished me by the Acting Colonial Secretary and the Registrar General of Titles under the Homestead Ordinance. Both these Officers bear testimony favorable to the ordinance. I entirely agree with them.
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3. I do not know that the Homestead Act has brought many people into the Colony, but I am certain that it has had the effect of retaining some.
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
This report upon the operation of the Homestead Ordinance is satisfactory.
Put by.
HTH 11/9
TFE 11/9
CBA 12/9
B&C 14/9
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Minute, W.A.G. Young, Acting Colonial Secretary, 5 August 1868, reporting favourably on the Homestead Ordinance.
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Minute, E. Graham Alston, Registrar General of Titles, 4 August 1868, noting the advantages of the ordinance and the favourable response since passage.
Seymour, Frederick to Grenville, Richard 6 August 1868, CO 60:33, no. 9934, 214. 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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