Conway, Edmund
In this despatch, Seymour refers to Conway as an Officer of the Company who has arrived in the colony to begin work on a telegraph line that would run across British Columbia.1 Although it is uncertain where exactly the telegraph wire will run through, Conway is in favour of carrying it along Okanagan Lake, by the Salmon River to Kamloops Lake, along the Thompson River to Bonaparte River, and after that along the great high road of the Colony as far as Quesnel Mouth.2 The line would continue to follow the Fraser River as far as Fort George then strike across country to Forts Macleod and Babine and afterwards proceed down the Valley of Simpson River to the Sea at Observatory Inlet.3
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