No. 78, Miscellaneous
5th September 1865
His Excellency Governor Seymour having announced his intention of bringing the subject of Postal communication between these Colonies and Panama under the notice of Her Majesty's Government,
Not arrived at this date.
ABd 22 March/66
I have the honor to refer you to a communication which I made to the LegislatureofManuscript image of this Colony in September 1864 in reference to that undertaking, and which you will find at page [blank] of the Minutes of the Legislative Council transmitted in my Despatch No 76, 26th August 1865 by this Mail.
The Legislative Assembly subsequently declined to vote any money in furtherance of this object.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient Servant
A.E. Kennedy
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
I have had an extract of the Governor's communication made from the Minutes of the L. Council. It is annexed.
As the Assembly of V.C.I. has voted no money for the service I apprehend it would be idle for us to bring the subject under the consn of the G.P.O. Moreover we have yet to receive Govr Seymour's representation.
ABd 25 Oct
This is I suppose to be taken into consn with Gov. Ss representation.
FR 25/10
EC 28
Put by now that Mr Seymour is gone out. If necessary he will resume the subject.
ABd 20 Sep/66
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Minutes of Legislative Council covering the period from 21 to 23 September 1864 during discussion of the postal question, signed by Henry Wakeford, Acting Colonial Secretary (nine pages).
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Memorandum, Kennedy to [Colonial Office], no date, advising that he had enclosed the minutes as noted above in the duplicate of his despatch, a doubt existing whether they had been included in the original.
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Kennedy to Legislative Council, 21 September 1864, unnamed newspaper clipping, addressing them on the subject of postal communication between England and the colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia.