No. 89
21 October 1868
Sir,
I have the honor to transmit to you a Copy of a letter from Mr. Sproat with a Copy of a Memorial signed by himself and other Merchants and Companies interested in the Colony, praying that I will endeavour to secure that in case of its renewal the provisions of the ReciprocityTreatyManuscript image Treaty shall be extended to British Columbia.
I transmit to you a Copy of the reply which has been returned to the Memorialists, and have to request you to furnish me with a report upon the subject.
I think it necessary to point out that if any relaxation of the Tariff should be made in favour of the United States, existing Treaties require that the same advantage should be extended to other Countries.
I have the honor to be
Sir,
Your most obedient humble Servant
Buckingham & Chandos
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Copy, Under Secretary of State of the Colonial Office to Sproat, 19 October 1868, informing that the Duke of Buckingham will communicate with the Governor of British Columbia and with the Governor General of the Dominion of Canada about provisions of the Reciprocity Treaty.
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Grenville, Richard

Seymour, Frederick

Sproat, Gilbert Malcolm

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Colonial Office

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British Columbia

Grenville, Richard to Seymour, Frederick 21 October 1868, NAC RG7:G8C/15, 462. 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/B687089.html.

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