Banister, Thomas
Banister was one of the opposers of Cameron’s appointment to Chief Justice of the Peace in 1856.1 Banister, in a letter to Clarendon, believed that the conflict with First Nations and Americans in Oregon could spread to Vancouver Island if the HBC provided weapons to the First Nation forces.2 In 1857, Banister suggested that a railway should span from Vancouver Island to the Hudson’s Bay.4
Mentions of this person in the documents
The Colonial Despatches Team. Banister, Thomas. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. The Colonial Despatches Team. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/banister.html.

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