No. 62
17th June 1871
Sir,
I received on the 16 June at 5:50 p.m. a telegraphic Despatch in the following words:
"Alston accepts when does union take place" to which I replied this day at 3:20 p.m. "Date of union fixed by Order in Council for the 20th July."
I have the honor to be
Sir,
Your most obedient
humble servant
Kimberley
Wodehouse, John to Musgrave, Anthony 17 June 1871, NAC RG7:G8C/18, 193. 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/B717062.html.

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