Confidential
2 June 1869
Sir,
I have the honor to transmit to you a Copy of a Confidential Despatch from the Governor General of Canada suggesting attheManuscript image the instance of his Ministers that steps should be taken to forward the incorporation of British Columbia into the Dominion of Canada.
I also enclose a Copy of the reply which I have returned to Sir J. Young.
I shall be glad to be informed to what extent the majority which passed the Resolution against Union which accompanied your Despatch No. 26 of the 4th of March was composed of Public Officers.
You are aware that the Hudson's Bay Company have accepted the terms recently offered to them for the surrender of their Territorial Rights to the Crown and that in the event of the arrangement being accepted by the Canadian Government there is every prospect of the annexation of the Hudson's Bay Company's Territory to Canada.
I have etc.
Granville
People in this document

Leveson-Gower, Granville George

Seymour, Frederick

Young, John, Baron Lisgar,

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Hudson's Bay Company

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British Columbia

Leveson-Gower, Granville George to Seymour, Frederick 2 June 1869, CO 398:5, 288. 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/B697050A.html.

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