Fisher to Granville
British Hotel
Cockspur Street
July 13th 69 To the Right Honourable The Secretary of State for the Colonies &c &c &c

As a delegate from the Municipal council of the city of New Westminster British Columbia I beg most respectfully to solicit the favor of an interview with Your Lordship regarding the enclosed petition a copy of which I have been instructed to present to Her Majesty the Queen.Manuscript image Awaiting your Lordships convenience and wishing for your favorable consideration.
I have the honour to be
Your most obedient servant
Wm Fisher
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Sandford
There is a previous letter from Mr Fisher in circulation in which he asks for an interview.
CC 13 July
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Mr Meade for Lord Granville. See Sir F. Rogers Minute on 799/69 [68], and reply to that despatch.
FRS 14 July
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Is not this the gentleman with whom I made an appointment which he did not keep?
G 17/7
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No. That was Mr Villars who today explains why the Deputation did not keep its appt.
CC 20/7
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Mr Blake
You have the previous papers I think. Please compare them. I think it is the same.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Printed copy of petition from the Town Council of New Westminster concerning the question of compensation for the loss of their status as the capital of British Columbia.
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Printed copy of Proclamation signed by Governor James Douglas, 20 July 1859, announcing that "Her Majesty the Queen has been graciously pleased to decide that the Capital of British Columbia shall be styled the City of New Westminster."
Other documents included in the file
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Rogers to Fisher, 20 July 1869, acknowledging receipt of petition and granting an interview with Granville.