No. 99, Miscellaneous
18th December 1865
Referring to my Despatch No 86 dated 18th October 1865, I have the honor to transmit a Memorial addressed to Her Majesty by the Chamber of Commerce, Vancouver Island.
The statements contained in the Memorial are in accordance with the facts and are deserving ofHerManuscript image Her Majesty's consideration.
The extension to these Colonies of the terms of any Treaty such as that contemplated would be a most important boon.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient Servant
A.E. Kennedy
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Though it is to be feared that the Reciprocity Treaty is at an end send copy of this desph & the enclosure to the For: Off:
Ack. rect & inform the Govr that the Memorial has been brought under the notice of Lord Clarendon.
ABd 6.3
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I should send this to both the For: Office & the Bd of Trade, for their information.
I should acke, & shd tell the Memorialists thro' the Governor that the Reciprocity Treaty with the U. States has been brought to an end, and that no other Treaty is at the present time in course of negotiation, but that their representations will be borne in mind in case the subject should be revived.
TFE 6 March
WEF 7/3
EC 8
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Memorial to Queen Victoria from the Victoria Chamber of Commerce promoting the establishment of a Reciprocity Treaty between the United States and Vancouver Island, dated 18 December 1865, signed by Jules David, President, and A.F. Main, Secretary.
Other documents included in the file
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Elliot to Board of Trade and Foreign Office, 20 March 1866, forwarding copy of the despatch and enclosure for information.
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Draft reply, Cardwell to Kennedy, No. 8, 14 March 1866.