No. 100
August 5th 1870
My Lord,
I have the honor to forward to Your Lordship the "Blue Book" of British Columbia for the Year 1869 with an able report upon these Annual Returns which has been prepared by Mr Charles Good, the Assistant Colonial Secretary.
I could add but little with any advantage to the observations of Mr Good,andManuscript image and the comparisons which he has given with former years, beyond what is already known to Your Lordship of the state of the Colony from previous correspondence. I was resident in the community but a short portion of the period to which these Returns relate, and the public business had already been arranged, and had assumed its general character for the Year, before my arrival.
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2. The Colony now is in a state of transition to Union with the Dominion of Canada, which must greatly modify existing political arrangements, and will, I cannot doubt, most favorably affect the material progress of the Community; but on the questions arising from the present condition of affairs, I can best address Your Lordship in separate Despatches.
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
A good report from the Ass. Colonial Secy.
To Mr Joseph for Parliament.
CC 16 Sept
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At once.
RGWH Sep 16/70
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Charles Good, Assistant Colonial Secretary, to Officer Administering the Government, 1 July 1870, reporting on the blue book for 1869 (25 pages).
Musgrave, Anthony to Wodehouse, John 5 August 1870, CO 60:39, no. 9881, 236. 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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