No. 18, Separate
24th March 1865
Referring to my Despatch No 16 of the 21st instant I have the honor to enclose a copy of a letter received from Governor Seymour this day which is the only reply I have yet received to my confidential letter dated 27th February 1865 transmitted in the before mentioned Despatch.
My letter of the 20th March,ofManuscript image of the reply to which I now enclose a copy, was a private letter (of which I kept no copy) to Governor Seymour reminding him that I did not feel justified in delaying the transmission of the Resolutions of the Vancouver Island Legislative Assembly on the subject of Union with British Columbia waiting his reply to my letter of the 27th February.
I have received no other communication on the subject fromGovernorManuscript image Governor Seymour since writing my letter of the 27th February.
I have the honor to be,
Your most obedient Servant
A.E. Kennedy
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
See 4618, 4619, 4620.
ABd 16 May
TFE 12 June
CF 4 July
Put by.
ABd 15 Oct/66
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Seymour to Kennedy, 23 March 1865, referring to the issue of union and advising that he intended to "watch the turn of events and direct them quietly" in view of his colony's current opposition to union.