No. 26
3rd July 1869
My Lord,
With reference to the despatches noted in the margin,
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Secretary of State No 11 of 1st Oct 1866.
Governor Seymour No 29 of 16 Jany 1867.
Secretary of State No 15 of 30 March 1867.
I have the honor to transmit copy of a letter which I have received from Mr J.W. Trutch, Chief CommissionerofManuscript image of Lands and Works.
2. I am informed by Governor Seymour's Private Secretary that he is fully aware it was the intention of the late Governor, immediately on his return from Metlakahtla to notify to Your Lordship that any reasons which might have existed to prevent Mr Trutch from continuing to hold the appointment of Chief Commissioner of LandsandManuscript image and Works were removed.
3. I am in a position to acquaint Your Lordship that Mr Trutch has proved to my entire satisfaction, by the production of the necessary legal documents, that he has divested himself, since the 5th January 1869 of all pecuniary interest or connection whatsoever in the Tolls of the Alexandra Bridge.
I have the honor to be
My Lord
Your Lordship's most obedient
humble Servant.
Philip J. Hankin
Administering the Government
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Sandford
It would have been better to have left this to the new Governor—but as it is stated that Mr Trutch has divested himself of the property in question I suppose his appt may be confirmed.
CC 31/7
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I think so.
FRS 31/7
WM 2/8
G 7/8
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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J.W. Trutch, Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, to Officer Administering the Government, 30 June 1869, asking that the Secretary of State be informed that he had divested himself of "all pecuniary interest or connection whatsoever the the Tolls and Charter Rights of the Alexandria Bridge."
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W.C. Ward, Manager, Bank of British Columbia, to Officer Administering the Government, 1 July 1869, enclosing deed of absolute sale and assignment of the Alexandria Bridge Charter dated 5 January 1869.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Granville to Musgrave, No. 81, 7 August 1869.