Kimberley to Elliot (Assistant Under-Secretary)
Hudson's Bay House
17th October 1868
The Governor and Committee of the Hudson's Bay Company have recently received a copy of a Memorial addressed to the Secretary of State for the Colonies, praying that His Grace will move Lord Stanley to instruct Her Majesty's Minister at Washington in the negotiations for the renewal of the Treaty for reciprocity of trade between Canada and the United States to endeavour to secure the extension of its provisions to British Columbia.
The Committee desire me to express their general concurrence in the prayer of the MemorialistsandManuscript image and to add that in their opinion an equitable readjustment of duties as between the United States and British Columbia would tend greatly to promote the trade of that Colony in which the Company are largely interested.
I have the honor to be
Your obedient Servant
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
The Memorial in question was sent to F.O. & to Visct Monck for infn and to Govr Seymour for report. The same action might be taken on this & the Hudsons Bay Co informed.
WR 19 Oct
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At once.
FR 19/10
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Buckingham to Seymour, No. 90, 22 October 1868.
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Draft reply, Buckingham to Monck, Canada, No. 219, 26 October 1868.
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Rogers to E. Hammond, Foreign Office, 23 October 1868, forwarding copy of letter from Kimberley for information.
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Rogers to Kimberley, 23 October 1868, acknowledging receipt of letter with explanation of recent actions on the subject.
Wodehouse, John to Elliot, Thomas Frederick 17 October 1868, CO 60:34, no. 11493, 305. 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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