No. 113
31 December 1869
I have to acknowledge the receipt of your Despatch of the 30th October last, No. 19, in answer to mine of the 14th August, No. 84, with reference to the Union of British Columbia with the Dominion of Canada a copy of which, for the reasons you have stated, you thoughtitManuscript image it best at once to make public.
I approve of your having published my Despatch, and I should wish you to use your own judgment respecting the mode and time of bringing the question before your Council, and not to suppose yourself bound to bring forward any formal proposal unless you think that by so doing you will promote the acceptance of the Union.
I have forwarded a copy of this DespatchtoManuscript image to Sir John Young for his information.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Leveson-Gower, Granville George to Musgrave, Anthony 31 December 1869, NAC RG7:G8C/16, 458. 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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