No. 76
31st May 1870
My Lord,
I have the honor to enclose a Petition addressed to Her Majesty, by the British Columbia Cathedral Restoration Committee, which has been forwarded to me for transmissioninManuscript image in the letter of which I annex a copy.
2. The object of the Petitioners is to obtain assistance in rebuilding the Cathedral Church of Victoria, which was last year destroyed by fire. The purpose in view is praiseworthy, but knowing how many similar applications must be presented to Her Majesty, I feel myself somewhat at a loss forgroundsManuscript image grounds upon which to urge this one, as specially deserving Her Majesty's gracious consideration.
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
I suppose a copy of the despatch with the Memorial must be sent to the Queen.
CC 6/7
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I presume so, tho' the Dph somewhat gratuitously throws cold water upon the memorial.
RGWH July 7/70
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Proceed as proposed.
FR 7/7
WM 8/7
K July 8
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Copy of Despatch & the Petition sent to Col. H.F. Ponsonby for the Queen.
ERW July 13/70
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Answd by Sir T. Biddulph on behalf of Queen 7862 July 20, 1870.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Petition, Members of the British Columbia Cathedral Restoration Committee to Queen Victoria, no date, seeking aid for the construction of a new church.
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H.P.P. Crease, Secretary, British Columbia Cathedral Restoration Committee, to Musgrave, 12 May 1870, enclosing the above petition and requesting that it be forwarded to the Queen.
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Original copy of the petition as noted above, no date, bearing approximately 110 signatures.