No. 9
1st June 1864
With reference to my other despatch of this day's date I have to inform you that I have received within the last few days an Ordinance from British Columbia similar in it's objectionable provisions to the Law which I understandisManuscript image is being passed by the Legislature of Vancouver Island. I therefore deem it right to forward for your information a copy of a despatch which I have addressed by this Mail to Governor Seymour explaining the objections entertained by Her Majesty's Government to the grant of exclusive privileges to Telegraphic companies.
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I have the honor to be
Your obedient servant
Edward Cardwell
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Copy, Cardwell to Seymour, 1 June 1864, concerning a telegraph line between BC and the United States.
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Cardwell, Edward

Kennedy, Arthur

Seymour, Frederick

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