No. 31
27 May 1868
Sir,
I transmit to you, for your information and in continuation of my despatch No. 90 of the 21st November, copies of a correspondence between the Honorable F. Dundas and this Department respecting the application by Members of the Church of Scotland in British Columbia for a grant of landinManuscript image in that Colony.
I have the honor to be
Sir,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Buckingham & Chandos
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Dundas to Rogers, 12 May 1868, begging the Duke of Buckingham's further consideration regarding "the application for a Grant of Land at Victoria for Church purposes."
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Copy, Wallace to Dundas, 19 February 1868, stating that "the grant to the Church of Scotland in this colony was made by the Hudson's Bay Company, and not by the crown."
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Copy, signed by W. A. G. Young, 15 July 1862, wanting "to obtain in accordance with the agreement entered into between Her Majesty's Government and the Hudson's Bay Company, the conveyance forthwith of certain portions of land," and requesting that maps he enclosed by examined and returned.
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Copy of Indenture, granting unto the Hudson's Bay Company "the said Vancouver Island, upon the condition and for the purpose of colonizing the same as therein mentioned," but giving the Crown the right to repurchase or take from the HBC the land they were granted.
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Copy of Indenture between the Hudson's Bay Company and Kennedy, concerning the distribution and ownership of land on Vancouver Island.
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Copy, Under Secretary of State to Dundas, 27 May 1868, stating that "the grant to the Church of England was made after the 3rd February 1862 when the Crown resumed possession of the lands of the Hudson's Bay Company."
Grenville, Richard to Seymour, Frederick 27 May 1868, NAC RG7:G8C/15, 117. 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/B687031.html.

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