No. 116
4th November 1868
My Lord Duke,
I have had the honor to receive Your Grace's despatch No. 56 of the 28th July, referring to a statement made by a Mr LowenbergthatManuscript image that he had been told that the Local Government would continue to dispute his title to Lot Z in the town of Victoria. Mr Lowenberg states that his informant was no less an authority than the Acting Colonial Secretary.
2. I enclose a report from Mr Young on the subject and would merely say that I had much rather take his word than that of Mr Lowenberg on any subject.
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Omit in copying for Hudson's Bay Company.
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3. This case is one of thosepeculiarManuscript image peculiar to Vancouver Island which are handed down from one Governor to Another for settlement. However Mr Lowenberg was informed on the 1st October that the Colonial Government withdrew all claim to the Lot in question. Nothing more can be done. I presume that he is now satisfied.
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. Sandford
Copy to Hudson's Bay Coy with reference to letter of 27th July to them.
Copy to L & E Comn for information.
Shall it also be said to the Govr that Lord Granville is satisfied with Mr Young's statement.
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Write accordingly.
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Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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W.A.G. Young, Colonial Secretary, to Seymour, 8 October 1868, denying having made any statement to Lowenberg.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Granville to Seymour, No. 2, 11 January 1869 asking Seymour to inform Young that Granville is satisfied with Young’s statement regarding Lowenberg’s claim to Lot Z.
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Sandford to Sir Stafford Northcote, Governor, Hudson's Bay Company, 14 January 1869, forwarding copy of the despatch and report for information.
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Sandford to Emigration Commissioners, 14 January 1869, forwarding copy of the despatch and report for information.