Waddington to Buckingham
Tavistock Hotel
Covent Garden
March 2d 1868
I have the honor to enclose you a copy of a letter which I have brought with me from Mr Seymour, Governor of British Columbia; in answer to which I requested him, October 12th and before leaving, to forward you the necessary documents and particulars for your perusal.
Since then I have visited Canada and Ottawa, when I had the honor in December last to address the two Houses of Parliament on the Overland question, and confer with the Governor General and the Canadian Ministers on the subject. I have also visited the Board of Directors of the Hudson's Bay Company here in London at their request, and on Saturday I called on Mr Robinson, one of Your Heads of Department, with whom I had a long interview, and who advised me to communicate personally with Your Grace on a subject of such public importance, and also perhaps with the Commissioners on Emigration.
I beg therefore to request of Your Grace the favor of an audience, and as I am to read a paper at the Geographical Society on Monday 9th Inst where the subject will come more or less before the public, I take the liberty to mention the circumstance, incaseManuscript image case Your Grace should think it desirable to see me before then.
I have the honor to be
Your Obedient, Humble Servant
Alfred Waddington
To the Right Honorable
Her Majesty's Secretary of State
for the Colonies
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
See 146/1204 from Governor Seymour.
CC 3/3
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Mr W. requests an interview.
FR 3/3
CBA 4/3
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Make appointment for Tuesday.
B&C 7/3
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Appt 3 p.m.
See subsequent 2/3371, W-701 Jan 17.70.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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W.A.G. Young, Colonial Secretary, to Waddington, 25 September 1867, suggesting that he meet with the Secretary of State while in England to discuss and obtain support for his road project.