No. 91
24 October 1868
Sir,
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Despatch No. 107 of the 11th August, enclosing applications addressed to you by Officers of your Government praying for compensation for the losses they have sustained by permanently removing from New Westminster to Victoria.
I sincerely lament the losses to which these gentlemenhaveManuscript image have been subjected by the consolidation of the two Colonies, and would gladly learn that the Colonial Legislature had voted them in Land or Money some compensation for those losses.
It is for the Government and Legislature of British Columbia to consider how and to what extent this could be done, as it is not in my power to recommend that any indemnity should be given them from Imperial Funds.
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

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Victoria

Grenville, Richard to Seymour, Frederick 24 October 1868, NAC RG7:G8C/15, 468. 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/B687091.html.

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