No. 15
17 February 1871
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Despatch of the 22nd December No. 163 informing me of the names of Gentlemen returned as elective members of the New Legislative Council of British Columbia and reporting thatyouManuscript image you had provisionally appointed the following Gentlemen to be members of the Council, Mr. P.J. Hankin, Mr. G. Phillippo, Mr. W.O. Hamley, Mr. A.F. Pemberton and Mr. G. Alston.
I transmit to you herewith the Queen's Warrant appointing these Gentlemen.
I have to convey to you my approval of the Proclamation which you issued convening the issue a Meeting on the 5th January.
Her Majesty's Government have learnt with much satisfaction from your telegram dated the20thManuscript image 20th January that the Council had passed unanimously an Address to the Queen in favor of Union with Canada and I readily leave it to your judgment to decide as to the time and manner of bringing forward the question of Responsible Government.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
humble servant
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
Queen's Warrant, 14 February 1871, appointing Philip James Hankin, George Phillippo, Wymond Ogilvy Hamley, Augustus Frederick Pemberton, Joseph William Trutch, and Edward Graham Alston, to the Legislative Council of British Columbia.