No. 86, Miscellaneous
18th October 1865
I have the honor to transmit the copy of a Resolution presented to me by a Deputation from the Chamber of Commerce of Vancouver Island on the subject of a Treaty for reciprocal commercial intercourse between the United States and the several Provinces of British NorthAmericaManuscript image America.
I have only to add that the execution of such a Treaty and its extension to this and the neighbouring Colony would be calculated to promote their best interests.
I have the honor to be,
Your most obedient Servant,
A.E. Kennedy
Minutes by CO staff
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VJ 16 Decr
Communicate to For: office? & perhaps also to Govr of Canada?
TFE 16/12
WEF 18/12
To F.O.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Resolution passed by the Victoria Chamber of Commerce promoting the establishment of a Reciprocity Treaty between the United States and Vancouver Island, and asking that such resolution be forwarded to the home government, dated 13 October 1865, signed by Jules David, President, and John P. Couch, Secretary.
Other documents included in the file
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Colonial Office to E. Hammond, Foreign Office, 26 December 1865, forwarding copy of despatch and enclosure for information.