No. 66
13th May 1870
My Lord,
The Delegation which I reported, in my Despatch No 32, of the 5th ultimo, that it was my intention to send to Ottawa to discuss with the Canadian Government the terms proposed for Union with the Dominion, will proceed upon that mission by the Steamer which takes thisDespatchManuscript image Despatch to Your Lordship.
2. Mr Trutch, the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, has not been absent from the Colony for five years. As he will be at Ottawa so far on the way towards England, whither he desires to proceed on private affairs, I have granted him three months double vacation leave of Absence, to take effect from the termination of his duties at Ottawa. He will report himself at the Colonial Office on his arrival in London and will beableManuscript image able to afford Your Lordship any information which you may require in respect of the progress of the negociations in which he will have been engaged. I place much confidence in Mr Trutch's ability and discretion.
I have the honor to be,
My Lord,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
A. Musgrave
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Herbert
Acknowledge receipt.
CC 8/6
RGWH June 8/70
FR 8/6
WM 9/6
G 10/6
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See subsequent 124-6692 Canada of June 6-70 reporting the arrival of the Delegates.
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94/9450 (B.C.) encl: Report of Terms agreed upon.
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Draft reply, Granville to Musgrave, No. 65, 14 June 1870.
Musgrave, Anthony to Leveson-Gower, Granville George 13 May 1870, CO 60:38, no. 6129, 472. 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/B70066.html.

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