No. 46
9 July 1868
Sir,
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your despatches No. 31 of the 19th of April and No. 51 of the 18th of May, the first reporting that having brought the question of the selection of a Capital for the united Colony under the consideration of the Legislative Council, you had receivedaManuscript image a resolution from them expressing the opinion that Victoria is the place most suitable for the Capital, and the second forwarding a copy of the Proclamation by which you declared Victoria to be the Capital of the united Colony on the 25th of May.
In reply I have to inform you that I have been glad to be apprized of the settlement of a question which while it remained open must have furnished a continual source of irritation and uncertainty, and I feel little doubt that you have judged rightly in placing the Seat of GovernmentinManuscript image in that part of the Colony where the greatest stationary population has collected and where maritime communication is easiest.
I have the honor to be
Sir,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Buckingham & Chandos
People in this document

Grenville, Richard

Seymour, Frederick

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British Columbia

Victoria

Grenville, Richard to Seymour, Frederick 9 July 1868, NAC RG7:G8C/15, 246. 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/B687046.html.

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