No. 104
Downing Street
4 December 1868
Sir,
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Despatch No. 113 of the 7th September expressing a doubt whether you have power to make grants in the name of the Crown for lands sold in Vancouvers Island and requesting my opinion on the subject.
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In reply I have to inform you that you had power by your Commission to make grants of land in British Columbia and that the Act uniting Vancouvers Island with British Columbia (29 and 30 Vict: C.67) gives you the same powers in Vancouvers Island as you had in British Columbia.
There is nothing in the Deed of reconveyance affecting that power which you undoubtedly possess.
I have the honor to be
Sir,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Buckingham & Chandos
People in this document

Grenville, Richard

Seymour, Frederick

Places in this document

British Columbia

Vancouver Island

Victoria

Grenville, Richard to Seymour, Frederick 4 December 1868, NAC RG7:G8C/15, 524. 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/B687104.html.

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