No. 124
Victoria
30 November 1868
My Lord Duke,
I had the honor to receive, yesterday, Your Grace's despatches No. 89 of the 21st October and No. 90 of the same month both on the subject ofincludingManuscript image including British Columbia in any treaty of reciprocity which may be made with the United States.
2. It happened that I had summoned the Executive Council to meet this morning—so I brought the subject under their consideration. I found opinion divided. I shall therefore consult the Legislative Council—about to meet—on the question.
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3. Could I, however, without indiscretion venture to beg of Your Grace for information as to the nature of the treaty which it appears, is being negotiated with the United States?
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
I conclude it is for the F.O. to say whether this request can be complied with.
CC 17/1
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What answer shd be given.
FR 18/1
WM 21/1
G 23/1
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See subsequent Govr 14, 4619, Feb 4, 1869.
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Rogers to Under-Secretary of State, Foreign Office, 29 January 1869, forwarding copy of the despatch and asking what answer should be given.
Seymour, Frederick to Grenville, Richard 30 November 1868, CO 60:33, no. 538, 521. 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. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/B68124.html.

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