No. 14
4th February 1869
My Lord,
With reference to the Duke of Buckingham's despatches No 89 of the 21 October and No 90 of the 22 October 1868, ontheManuscript image the subject of a treaty for a commercial reciprocity between the North American Colonies and the United States, I have the honor to forward a copy of the paragraph in my opening speech by which I brought the subject under the consideration of theLegislativeManuscript image Legislative Council.
2. I add the Resolutions adopted.
I have etc.
I have the honor to be
My Lord
Your Grace's most obedient
humble Servant
Frederick Seymour
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
Copy to the F.O. & to the Governor of Canada for information?
CC 27/4
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FR 28/4
G 29/4
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Mr Dealtry
Pray pass this as his Grace has read it.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Newspaper clipping, unnamed, no date, containing extract from Seymour's opening speech to the Legislative Council, 17 December 1868.
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Resolution of the Legislative Council, 15 January 1869, respecting the advisability of entering into a reciprocity treaty with the United States.
Other documents included in the file
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Rogers to Under-Secretary of State, Foreign Office, 4 May 1869, forwarding copy of the despatch and resolution for information.
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Draft reply, Granville to Young, Canada, No. 79, 4 May 1869.
Seymour, Frederick to Leveson-Gower, Granville George 4 February 1869, CO 60:35, no. 4619, 54. 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.

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