Helps to Under-Secretary of State
Council Office, Whitehall,
18th May 1871
Sir,
I am directed by the Lords of the Council to transmit to you the enclosed Order of Her Majesty in Council of the 16th instant, specially confirming an Act passed in February, 1871, to amend and alter the Constitution of the Colony of British Columbia; and I am to request that you will be pleased to lay the same before the Secretary of State for the Colonial Department.
I am,
Sir,
Your most obedient Servant
Arthur Helps
Minutes by CO staff
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CC 19/5
Send to the Colony. Draft at once.
HTH 19/5
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Draft reply, Kimberley to Musgrave, No. 50, 23 May 1871.
Minutes by CO staff
Lord Kimberley
I send this on, though merely formal, as I do not know whether you wish that any special Despatch should be sent out with reference to the establisht of Responsible Govt in B. Columbia. It would hardly seem necessary, as B. Columbia is so soon to merge with Canada.
HTH 19/5
Not necessary.
K May 22
Helps, Arthur to Knatchbull-Hugessen, Edward Hugessen 18 May 1871, CO 60:44, no. 4916, 216. 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/B715CO01.html.

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