No. 28
16 May 1868
Sir,
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Despatch No. 15 of the 6th March enclosing a Memorial agreed upon at a Public meeting held at New Westminster protesting against certain statements said to have been madebyManuscript image by Captain Richards R.N. respecting that Town and the approach to it by Sea.
I have to request you to inform the Memorialists that I have received their Memorial.
I take this opportunity to acknowledge your Despatches noted in the margin
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respecting the Selection of a Capital for the Colony.
You will have learnt that your telegram of the 1st May has reached me apparently reporting a decision in favor of Victoria. I trustthatManuscript image that this is so and that the irritation and ill feeling which has not unnaturally arisen from the uncertainty in which those whose interests were seriously concerned had been so long kept will now pass away and the decision be generally accepted as in accordance with the interests of the whole Community.
I have the honor to be
Sir,
Your most obedient
Humble Servant,
Buckingham & Chandos
Grenville, Richard to Seymour, Frederick 16 May 1868, NAC RG7:G8C/15, 108. 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/B687028.html.

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