Townson, Robert
Townson, a secretary of the Chamber of Commerce in Liverpool, writes in this despatch to Newcastle about the issue of postal arrangements between England and the colonies of British Columbia and Vancouver Island. Also enclosed within his message is the memorial he mentions regarding the subject. According to the minutes, Elliot and Fortescue both agree that while the subject of better postal communication among the colonies is recognized by Newcastle, they regret that they must answer Townson by letting him know that Newcastle was not at liberty to apply for a vote for this purpose.1
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The Colonial Despatches Team. Townson, Robert. 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/townson.html.

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