Lawford to Colonial Office
Canada West
9th Sept 1857
I am desirous of going to Vancouvers Island. I am an active man of 50 married & have nine children 1 Son & 4 daughters are above 16 years old. We are all well suited to make good settlers. I have always been a promoter of education & improvements amongst the labouring classes, am thorough MasterManuscript image of the most improved modern agriculture, erection of Farm buildings, Road making Bridge building &c. Will you be so very kind as to inform me whether Government will afford any facilities to persons to enable them to reach the island. I have no doubt that enough could be found here to passenger a Ship fromManuscript image Quebec.
I am Sir
Your very humble Servt
T.W. Lawford
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Inform the writer that the Govt grant no facilities for settling in V. Couvers Island, and that the H.B.Co, who possess at present the right of disposing of land, sell it at 1 per acre, payable by 4 instalments.
ABd 23 S
Annex dt.
HM S 24
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Draft, Merivale to Lawford, 28 September 1857, explaining the lack of government sponsorship and the terms of land acquisition in the colony.
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Blackwood, Arthur Johnstone

Lawford, T. W.

Merivale, Herman

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