No. 96
8th August 1868
My Lord Duke,
I have the honor to forward three Copies of the Journals of the Legislative Council of British Columbia during its fifth Session,thatManuscript image that of 1868.
2. The delay in transmission must be accounted for in the removal of the printing office together with every other department from New Westminster to Victoria. The confusion attendant on the change has thrown back the work in nearly all the public offices.
3. The Minutes I enclose may perhaps not be without interest as exhibiting themannerManuscript image manner in which two Colonies, whose antagonism heretofore was a public scandal along this Coast have conducted business since Union. In another respect also they may be worthy of notice as showing the working of the novel experiment of an almost despotic Government over an Anglo-Saxon community which is possessed at the sametimeManuscript image time of an exuberantly free press.
4. I trust that the Colony will soon progress to the stage when it will become my pleasing duty to recommend to Your Grace that a more liberal constitution be granted.
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
I do not think I have anything to suggest.
Put by.
CC 18/9
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Ackge by Schedule?
TFE 19 Septr
CBA 20/9
B&C 21/9
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
Not on microfilm.