New Westminster
1st September 1868
My Lord Duke,
I have the honor to inform Your Grace that I have returned for a time to New Westminster, the old capital of British Columbia.AlthoughManuscript image Although I have decided the question of the Seat of Government in favor of Victoria, I found no signs of bad feeling here. On the contrary, mixing freely with the people, I have been everywhere well received.
2. Your Grace will be pleased to learn that this town, though suffering of course from the loss of the Public expenditure consequent ontheManuscript image the change is not so depressed as I anticipated. The people have accepted the new state of things with their usual energy and made arrangements to meet it.
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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Sir F. Rogers
Ack with an expression of satisfaction.
WR 20/11/68
FR 21/11
CBA 21/11
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And encouragement as to the future for the Govr seems inclined to linger at N.W.
B&C 23/11
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Draft reply, Buckingham to Seymour, No. 103, 3 December 1868 discussing New Westminster’s response to Victoria being named the capital of British Columbia.