Waddington to Buckingham
Tavistock Hotel
Covent Garden
March 2d 1868
Sir,
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
Sir,
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.
Waddington, Alfred Penderell to Grenville, Richard 2 March 1868, CO 60:34, no. 2277, 534. 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/B686W01.html.

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