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RETURNS AND ADDRESSES
TO THB
HOUSEOF COMMONS
RELATIVE TO THE
SURVEYS AND APPROPRIATIONS OF LANDS
FOB THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE
CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY
IN THE  PROVINCE OF
MANITOBA, NORTH-WEST  TERRITORY
AND
British Columbia OTTAWA: PRINTED BY MACLEAR       1881.  
RETURNS AND ADDRESSES
TO THB
HOUSE OF COMMONS
RELATIVE TO  THE
SURVEYS AND APPROPRIATIONS OF LANDS
FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OP THB
CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY
IN  THE   PROVINCE  OP
MANITOBA, NORTH-WEST   TERRITORY
AND
BRITISH  COLUMBIA. OTTAWA :
PEINTED BY MACLEAN, EOGEE & CO. WELLINGTON STEEET.
1881.  RETURN
(21d)
To an Address op the House of Commons, dated 16th December, 1880 ;—
For a Copy of any Order in Council granting Tracts of Land in the
North-West to any Railway Company other than the Manitoba South
Western Colonization Company, together with the Application for such
Grants, and all Correspondence and Orders in Council connected therewith, and a Statement of the Lands selected thereunder ; also for a Copy
of any Order in Council as to the Route or Termini of any such Railways, and of any Correspondence in connection therewith.
By Command,
JOHN O'CONNOR,
Department of the Secretary of State, Secretary of State.
7th February, 1881.
\In accordance with the recommendation of the Joint Committee on Printing, the above
Beturn is not printed.]
RETURN
To an Address op the House op Commons, dated 16th December, 1880 ;—
For a Copy of the Order in Council, granting about 1,328,000 Acres of
Land in the North-West to the Manitoba South-Western Colonization
Railway Company, together with the Application for such G-rant and
all Correspondence and Orders in Council connected therewith, and a
Statement of the Lands selected thereunder ; also for copy of any Order
in Council as to the Route or Terminus of the Railway, and of any Correspondence in connection therewith.
By Command,
JOHN O'CONNOR,
Department of the Secretary of State, Secretary of State.
7th February, 1881.
Ottawa, 24th January, 1881.
Sir,—I have the honor to transmit, herewith, in compliance with an Address
from the House of Commons, a copy of the Order in Council granting about 1,328,000
acres of land in the North-West to the Manitoba South-Western Colonization Bail-
way Company, together with the application for such grant and all correspondence
2id—l and Orders in Council connected therewith, and a statement of the lands selected"
thereunder; also copy of all Orders in Council as to the route or terminus of the-
railway; and all correspondence in connection therewith, so far as is on record in
this Department.
I have the honor to he, Sir, your obedient servant,
J. S. DENNIS, Deputy Minister of Interior.
Under-Secretary of State, Ottawa.
Ottawa, 1st December, 18T9.
Sir,—I have been requested by the Board of Directors of the Manitoba South-
Western Colonization Railway Company to make application on their behalf for such
assistance in the way of a money or land grant as may be given in accordance with the
policy of the Government towards such feeders of the Canadian Pacific Railroad.
»**SSiI am instructed to say that it is the intention of the Railway Company to proceed
vigorously with their line, and, as they scarcely hope for a grant of land within the
present railway belt, they ask to be allowed to purchase, through such portions of
the railway belt as their line may be located, a belt of six miles wide on each side of"
their line, at the rate of one dollar per acre. They believe that if, by running their
line through such lands as are vacant, they enhance the value of the lands, that they
should be put in a position to derive such advantages as may be had from that fact,
and that if the one dollar per acre is paid they should be allowed to purchase the belt
in question.
I have the honor to be, Sir, your humble servant,
■MM      ,    ■ . JOHN SCHULTZ.
Right Hon. the Minister of the Interior.
Ottawa, 26th January. 1880.
Sik,-~I have been instructed by the Board of Directors of the Manitoba Southwestern Colonization Railway Company to purchase for them thirty thousand acres
of land in such portions of BeltE. as their line is likely to pass through. I find on
enquiry that all of such land between the principal meridian and the fourteenth
township west has already been purchased, and that any selection made by me must
bCSr^°f SS-*TS1P • W6St °f the f0™te<*th in Belt B., which have been
blocked and sub-divided during the past summer. In view of this fact I respectfully
beg to be allowed to deposit the money in question with the Department, with av£w
to making the selection of the lands'so soon as the surveyors' returns ar^ reteivedbv
L^eJaVtmr-- i ma5l6X^in that the obJect of th& cW™y « PuTSng these
ands along their line is to take advantage of the enhancement of val?e caWbv tht
asaste ssfts1 as a means of aiding them in ******~ ^
I have the honor to be, Sir, your humble servant,
Right Hon. the Minister of the Interior, Ottawa. J0HN S(5hTJLTZ'
Department of the Interior, Dominion Lands Office,
Ottawa, 21st February, 1880.
tbe2W^w^ I Schultz, dated! routine magnitude, and also in view of the fact that similar previous applications from
private individuals have been answered in the negative.
Ecspectfully submitted,
||§f A. EUSSELL,
For Surveyor-General.
Lieut.-Col. J. S. Dennis, Deputy Minister of the Interior.
Ottawa, 19 th February, 1880.
Sir,—I have the honor, on behalf of the Manitoba South-Western Colonization
Eailway, to make application for the purchase of a quantity of land in Belt E, through
which their line is likely to pass.
In view of the fact that all of the surveyed portion in Belt B, on the southern
side of the Province, has-been taken up, the railway company desire to purchase in
the two ranges of townships west of the existing surveys and in townships the survey
returns of which are now being made to your Department.
The company desire to deposite the money, $3,000, now, and make the selections
as the surveyors' returns come in.
I have the honor to be, Sir, your humble servant,
JOHN SCHULTZ.
Eight Hon. the Minister of the Interior, Ottawa.
Ottawa, Monday.
My Dear Sir John,—As it is now some time since you promised that the
matter of the proposed purchase of land by the Manitoba South-Western Colonization Eailroad should be decided upon, you will excuse me reminding you of the
reasons I then urged for the matter being disposed of soon. I believe that you are
likely to receive many such applications made with speculative intent, and that the
sooner the lino is drawn by Order in Council, or otherwise, between lands held by
private parties for a speculative purpose, and these held by a railway which developes
a rich part of the country the better.
Let me again urge you to let me know as early as you can what view those
whose duty it is to report upon the matter take of it, and what is likely to be done
by you in the matter.
Eegretting to have occasion to trouble you, when I know you to be very much
pressed.
Very faithfully yours,
JOHN SCHULTZ.
Eight Hon. Sir John A. Macdonald, K.C.B., Stadacona Hall.
Ottawa, 28th April, 1880.
Sir,—Eeferring to the various communications addressed by me on behalf of the
Manitoba South-Western Colonization Eailway, in regard to the purchase of lands
along their line, I beg to ask on behalf of the said company for permission to purchase twenty-five hundred (2,500), or if possible three thousand (3,000), acres per
mile along the line of their extension of charter obtained this season.
They are prepared, as soon as you are pleased to indicate the quantity of land
per mile you are willing to allow the purchase of, to indicate the exact location of
this extension line and its branches.
I have the honor to be, Sir, your humble servant,
JOHN SCHULTZ.
Eight Hon. the Minister of the Interior, Ottawa.
BBS Manitoba, Sotjth-Western Colonization Eailway,
Winnipeg, 25th May, 1880.
Dear Sir,—Mr. Murdoch, one of the Board of Directors of the Manitoba, Southwestern Colonization Eailway Company, desires me to write and request you to
kindly return to me the map which he left with you showing the line of proposed
road through the Province.
I have the honor to be your obedient servant,
DAYID YOUNG, Secy.-Treas.
To Col. Dennis, Deputy Minister of the Interior, Ottawa, Ont.
Department of the Interior,
Ottawa, 23rd June, 1880.
Dear Dr. Schuttz,—In referring to the terms upon which the Manitoba, S.-W.
C. Eailway Company will be allowed to purchase railway lands along its line, Sir
John has requested me to inclose you a copy of a letter written to Mr. Wm. Banner-
man. M.P., as representing the Souris Eiver and Eocky Mountains Eailway Company
fixing the acreage and price which the said company are to pay for lands along the
latter line mentioned, also the conditions connected with the sale of such lands, and
to say to you that your company will be treated similarly, the understanding being
that your company shall build 50 miles before the end of next year, and further that
the sale of lands in your case shall be held to commence at the western boundary of
Manitoba.
Sir John desires me to say that if so disposed, you may communicate those
terms to your agent in England forthwith.
Believe me, &c, &c,
The Hon. Dr. Schultz, Winnipeg, Man.
J. S. DENNIS.
Ottawa, 23rd June, 1880.
Sir,—The Minister of the Interior, has had under his consideration the subject
•of your application, on behalf of the Souris and Eocky Mountains Eailway Company,
recently chartered, to purchase a quantity of railway lands in the vicinity of the
proposed line, at $1 per acre, as a means of aiding the Company in promoting the
•construction of the railway.
The Minister now directs me to write you in'^the following terms :— that is to
say:
1. That the gauge, grades, plans, andjocation of your road must be submitted
for the approval of the Government.
2. That upon the Government being satisfied that your company will build the
railway, the company may purchase all the railway lands, for six miles on each side
of the line, for a distance of fifty miles along the line, at the rate of $1 per acre for
such lands.
3. The quantity of land which the company wouldlbe permitted to purchase, as
above per mile, is 3,810 acres.
4. The company to pay in cash for such land at the time of purchase-.
5. The company to reimburse the Government the cost of survey of the lands
purchased by it, the acreage rate to be obtained by averaging the cost of survey of
the several townships on each side of the line of railway for each 59 miles independently. *
<5. The company to build such fifty miles of its road within one year after the
Canadian Pacific Eailway shall have-been completed to the proposed point of junction
of the company's line with the said railway. •7. On completion of the 50 miles, in accordance with the next preceding paragraph, the company to be allowed to purchase the railway lands within the said belt
of 6 miles, for a second stretch of 50 miles along the line.
8. So long as the company fulfils the condition of completing 50 miles of its road
each year, the annual purchase of railway lands in the 6 mile belt, the same being
successively in advance of construction as set forth above, may be claimed by tbe
company.
9. It is understood that the purchase of railway lands along the first 50 miles
will commence at the outer limit of the 5 mile belt along the Canadian Pacific Eailway, that is to say, the company will not be allowed to purchase any railway lands
in the present $5 belt along the said railway at $1 per acre.
10. In the event of the company ndt'burlding a given 50 miles in any one year,
the Government to have the right to cancel this agreement, so far as relates to the
portion of such 50 miles not completed, and to assume entire control of the lands,
returning to the company the value of such lands, at the rate of $1 per acre.
11. It is to be further understood, that in the event of the Government being
unable, in consequence of the same having been squatted upon or for any other valid
reason of which the Minister of Interior shall be the judge, to sell to the company any
certain section or sections of railway lands within the 6 mile belt, the company
shall be entitled to purchase lands to the same extent in the same range of sections
adjoining, but outside of the said 6 mile belt.
12. The company shall organize immediately, and upon such organization shall
forthwith notify the Minister of the Interior of the acceptance of the terms above
proposed ; failing such notification duly given as above, the company shall be held to
have forfeited any and all privileges proposed hereby to be conferred.
I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedient servant,
J. S. DENNIS.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
Wm. Bannerman, Esq., M.P., Eenfrew, Ont.
Copy of a Report of a Committee of the Honorable the Privy Council, approved by Ms
Excellency the G-overnor General in Council on the 5th July, 1880.
On a memorandum dated 23rd June, 1880, from the Deputy Minister of the
Interior on the applications on behalf of the Souris and Eocky Mountains Eailway
Company the South Saskatchewan Valley Eailway Company and the Manitoba
Southwestern Colonization Eailway Company, recently chartered, to purchase a
quantity of railway lands in the vicinity of the proposed lines of the companies at $1
per acre as a means of assisting to promote the construction of the Eailways.
The Honorables the Ministers of the Interior and Eailways and Canals to whom
this subject of sale or disposition of lands in the North-West in aid of Colonization
Eailwavs has been referred, beg leave to report that they concur m the recommendations of the Deputy Minister of the Interior, and submit the same for the favorable
consideration of Council. ■,     ,.   •*  i. *
The Committee concur in the foregoing recommendation and submit the same to
Your Excellency's approval. I     ^.^ Kg   I Q   ^^ M   ■
Hon. Minister of the Interior.
Department op the Interior, Ottawa, 23rd June, 1880.
(Memorandum.')
The undersigned has the honor to report to the Minister on the application
which has been made en behalf of the Souris and Eocky Mountains Eailway Company recently chartered, to purchase a quantity of railway lands in the vicinity of the proposed line of the company, at $1 per acre, as a means of assisting to promote
the construction of the railway. .
The undersigned has given much consideration to the subject of affording direct
encouragement to companies willing to undertake the construction of second class
or colonization railways throughout the North-West Territories, by making a sale
of lands along the line of such railway at such a price as would afford a fair margin
of profit to the company upon the sale of such lands by it, the building of the railway being assured ; and he is of opinion, as regards the application in question, that
the terms hereinafter suggested are such as will commend themselves as being in the
public interest.
Further, he is given to understand by Mr. Wm. Bannerman, M.P., acting on
behalf of the railway company mentioned, that the same will be acceptable to the
company. The undersigned respectfully recommends the following to the favorable
consideration of the Minister, that is to say :—
1. That the gauge, grades, plans, and location of said road shall be submitted
for the approval of the Government.
2. That upon the Government being satisfied that said Company will build the
railway, 1 he company may purchase all the railway lands for six miles on each side
of their line for a distance of fifty miles along the line, at -a rate of $1 per acre for
such lands.
3. The quantity of land which the company will be permitted to purchase as
above per mile to be 3,840 acres.
4. The company to pay in cash for such lands at the time of purchase.
5. The company to reimburse the Government the cost of survey of the lands
purchased by it, the average rate to be obtained by averaging the cost of survey of
the several townships on each side of the line of railway for each fifty miles-
independently.
6. The company to build such fifty miles of its road within one year after the
Canadian Pacific Eailway shall have been completed to the proposed point of junction
of the company's line with the said railway.
7. On completion of the fifty miles in accordance with the next preceding
paragraph, the company to bo allowed to purchase the railway lands within the said
belt of six miles, for a second stietch of fifty miles along the line.
8. So long as. the company fulfils tho condition of completing 50 miles of its road
each year, the^nnual purchase of railway lands in the 6 mile belt, the same being successively in advance of construction as set forth above may be claimed by the company.
9. It is understood that the purchase of railway lands along the first 50 miles
will commence at the outer limit of the 5 mile belt along the Canadian Pacific Eailway, that is to say, the company will not be allowed to purchase any railway lands
in the present $5 belt along the said railway at $1.00 per acre.
10. In the event of the company not building a given 50 miles in any one year,
the Government to have the right to cancel this agreement, so far as relates to the
portion of.such 50 miles not completed, and to assume entire control of the lands,
returning to the company the value of such lands at the rate of $1.00 per acre.
11. It is to be further understood that in the event of the Government being
unable in consequence of the same having been squatted upon or for any other valid
reason—of which the Minister of the Interior shall be the judge—to sell to the company any certain section or sections of railway lands within the 6 mile belt, the
company shall be entitled to purchase lands to tho same extent in the same range of
sections adjoining, but outside of the said 6 mile belt.
12. The company shall organize immediately, and upon such organization shall
forthwith notify the Minister of the Interior of the acceptance of the terms above
proposed, failing such notification being given as above, the company shall be held
to have forfeited any and all privileges proposed hereby to be conferred.
13. Tho undersigned further recommends that tho aibove provision be extended
■to the South Saskatchewan Valley Eailway Company, also chartered during the
recent Session of Parhamont. 14. An application of a similar nature to that made on behalf of the Souris and
Eocky Mountains Eailway Company having been preferred by Dr. Schultz, M.P., as
representing the Manitoba South-Western Colonization Eailway Company, the undersigned recommends that the same be dealt with on the basis hereinbefore proposed,
the only exception being:—
(A.) That the Manitoba South-Western Colonization Eailway Company will be
required to have 50 miles of its road in eperation in the course of the year 1881;
and
(B.) That the sale of lands along this company's line at $1.00 per acre shall
commence from the westerly limit of the Province of Manitoba.
Eespectfully submitted,
J. S. DENNIS, Deputy Minister of the Interior.
The undersigned, to whom this subject of sale or disposition of lands in the
North-West in aid of Colonization Eailways has been referred, beg leave to report
that they concur in the memorandum of the Deputy Minister of the Interior, and
submit the same for the favorable consideration of Council.
JOHN A. MACDONALD,
26th June, 1880. CHAELES TUPPEE.
The Eight Hon. Sir John A. Macdonald, K. C. B.,
Minister of the Interior, Ottawa.
Cable.
Montreal Telegraph Company, Ottawa, 8th July.
Has Order in Council re Southwestern Eailway land grant been passed ? Please
reply.
J. A. CODD.
Col. Dennis, Deputy Minister of the Interior, Ottawa.
Answer.
Yes.    Three thousand, eight hundred and forty acres per mile, at one dollar per
.acre, outside of Province.
J. S. DENNIS.
Ottawa, 24th September, 1880.
Sir,—I am directed by the Board of the Manitoba South-Western Colonization
Eailway Company to make application for the purchase (at one dollar per acre) of all
Government lands now for sale between Winnipeg and Bock Lake, for a distance of
five miles on each side of then- railroad line.
Having let a contract for the construction of this portion of their line, they are
anxious to complete the purchase referred to at once.
I have the honor to be, Sir, your humble servant,
JOHN SCHULTZ.
Eight Hon. the Minister of the Interior Ottawa.
Ottawa, 24th September, 1880.
Sir,—Eeferring to the proposed purchase of railway lands from the Government
by the Manitoba South-Western Colonization Eailway,! have the honor to inform you
that the company will very shortly be in a position to complete the same for a distance, say, of one hundred miles westerly of the Province of Manitoba.
We understand the  Government to have agreed to sell to the company 3,840
-acres per mile for the whole line, including the portion within the Province  of
Manitoba.    The quantity of land, therefore, covered by the 100 miles will be  100X 3,840 x 2=768,000 acres.   The company will be prepared to pay this amount very
shortly, say by the close of the current year.
May I ask to be informed tho position of the lands in question, and whether the
Government are now in a position to carry out the sale to the company ?
I have the honor to be, Sir, your humble servant,
JOHN SCHULTZ,
Eight Hon. the Minister of the Interior, Ottawa. For M. S. W. C. R. R. C.
Telegram.
Winnipeg, 6th October, 1880.
J. S. Dennis, Deputy Minister of the Interior.
Map with location will be sent you at earliest possible moment.
DAYID YOUNG, Secy.-Treasurer.
Reply* Ottawa, 6th October, 1880.
David Young, Winnipeg.
Important we should know at once probable time map will arrive.
J. S. DENNIS.
Manitoba South-Western Colonization Eailway,
Winnipeg, 14th October, 1880.
Dear Sir,—In reply to your telegram of 6th inst., I am directed by the Board to
inform you that it is impossible at the present moment to give you the exact location
of the line of the road within the Province, but that at the earliest possible moment
luW i *Tl °X0U- J-am fui'ther instructed to inform you that a map is fyled in
the office of the Hon Minister of Eailways and Canals, shewing two lines of road,
either of which would receive the assent of the Government (under date of 13th
August, 1880), and possibly such information as you require may be gathered there-
„™ J+he ?+°iTd 8incerely.th/Ilk y°* for your attention in the matter, and if you
cannot get the necessary information from the source mentioned, the actual location
in any case will be pushed forward to completion
«,»«^S^0Un*ryv ^ and ®outh of Pembina Mountain is broken and crossed by
many ravines which necessitate careful action in locating, therebv causing some Slav
momtnrmg ^ °f *" ^ °f ^ Board t0 meet purviews at the eafliesTpossibT;
I remain your most obedient servant,
DAVID YOUNG, Secretary-Treasurer.
P.S.-Enclosed copy of letter from Department, dated 13th August, 1880.
J. S. Dennis, Esq., Deputy Minister of Interior, Ottawa.
Office op the Minister op Public Works, Canada,
a       v      _ Ottawa, 13th August, 1880. reference, description, &c, &c, and the deposit of the same at the places indicated
after their approval by the Governor in Council.
I may, however, state that having mentioned this matter to several of my colleagues I am under the impression that the general direction of either of these lines
would be acceptable to the Government.
I remain, Sir, your obedient servant,
HECTOE L. LANGEVIN,
Acting Minister of Railways and Canals.
John Schultz, M.P., Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Certified to be a true copy.
DAVID YOUNG, Secretary-Treasurer.
Department op the Interior, Ottawa, 22nd October, 1880.
Dear Sir,—I have to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 14th instant,
accompanied by a letter from the Minister of Public Works, dated the 13th August
last, on the subject of the location of the line of your railway. I regret that the
location is as yet so indefinite.
Yours, &c,
J. S. DENNIS, Deputy Minister of Interior.
David Young, Esq., Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Manitoba South-Western Colonization Eailway,
Winnipeg, 14th October, 1880.
Sir,—I am directed by the Board of Directors of the M. S. W. C. E.E.to request
that you will send by return mail, copies of the parish maps of St. James, St. Charles
and Headingly.
I enclose $4 which I am informed will cover the cost.
Soliciting your early attention to the above.
I have the honor to be, your obedient servant,
DAVID YOUNG, Secretary-Treasurer.    .
P. S.—Enclosure $4.
Lindsay Eussell, Esq., Surveyor-General, Ottawa.
Manitoba South-Western Colonization Eailway,
Ottawa, 4th November, 1880.
Sir,—I am instructed by the Board of Directors of the Manitoba South-Western
Colonization Eailway Company, to inform yon, that they are now in a position to
carry out successfully the rapid completion of their road, and as an evidence of their
intention to do so, beg leave to refer you to the following:—
1st. Enclosed find a copy of the mortgage trust deed, between our company of
the one part, and Eight Hon. Baron Monck, K.C.M.G., Henry Cecil Eaikes, Esq., M.P.,
Henry Bainsford, Esq., and Ernest Carpmeal, Esq., trustees for the bondholders of
the other part.
2nd. A contract has been entered into for the construction of 119 miles of road
from Winnipeg to a point at or near Eock Lake, and the contractor is now actively
engaged carrying on the work, several miles having been already graded.
3rd. The company have built a passenger station and freight shed in the City of
Winnipeg, which is at present used and occupied by the Canadian Pacific Eailway. 10
4th. The railway and traffic bridge,  now being  built across the Red River^
rapidly approaching completion.
5th. The surveys and right of way, are both being rapidly pushed forward.
I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedient servant,
DAVID YOUNG, Secretary-Treasurer.
Minister of the Interior, Ottawa.
Manitoba South-Western Colonization Eailway,
Ottawa, 4th November, 1880.
Sir,—Referring to the verbal assurance made to Maddison & Co., of London'
England, and to members of the Board of the Manitoba South-Western Colonization
Eailway Company here, to the effect that the company will be allowed to purchase
from Government lands west of the Province of Manitoba, 3,840 acres per mile, for
that portion of their road constructed within the Province. I am instructed to inform
you, that the contract for construction within the Province covers 119 miles, and to
request you to indicate whether it is the intention of the Government to place the
belt to be thus purchased, immediately adjacent to the 3,840 acres per mile, adjacent
to the line, and whether this double belt is to commence at the western limit of the
Province.
I have the honor to be. Sir, your obedient servant,
DAVID YOUNG, Secretary-Treasurer.
Minister of the Interior, Ottawa.
Manitoba South-Western Colonization Railway,
Ottawa, 5th November, 1880.
Sir,—Referring to a communication of Dr. Schultz, M.P., on behalf of the Directors
•of the Manitoba South-Western Colonization Railway Company, dated 24th September
last, in which you were informed among other things " that the Company will be
very shortly in a position to complete the purchase of railway lands for a distance of
say 100 miles west of the Province of Manitoba." I am now directed by the Board
to state that they are prepared to purchase such land, in accordance with the con-
.itions expressed in a letter bearing date 23rd June, 1880, being 3,840 acres per mile
for a distance of 50 miles westward from the boundary line of the Province, and to
pay for the same at $1 per acre.
I have further to inform you that the gauge adopted by the company is 4 ft. Scinches in width, and the grades and curves shall not exceed those laid down for the
1st and 2nd hundred miles of the Canadian Pacific Railway west of Bed River.
Herewith I enclose a map showing the general location of the line of railway
from Winnipeg to Rock Lake.
I am further instructed to refer you to a communication of the company bearing
•date the 4th November, inst., for the information of your department as to the present financial condition of the company and their ability to construct the line.
I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedient servant,
DAVID YOUNG, Secretary-Treasurer.
To Right Hon. Sir John A. Macdonald, K.C.B., &c, &c, Ottawa.
(By Telegram from St. Paul, Min.)
Montreal Telegraph Company, Ottawa, 23rd Nov., 1880.
Kindly wire us, Winnipeg, whether copy of Order in Council was sent to Codd
as agreed.
JOHN SCHULTZ,
rn K n ■ DAVID YOUNG.
Tlo Col. Dennis Deputy Minister of the Interior. 11
Montreal Telegraph Company, 24th November, 1880.
Ministers of Railways and Interior having considered your message of yesterday
lam directed to reply that Order in Council will pass on approval of location and
grades —which should be submitted as soon as possible,—further that the original
line east of Nelsonville, passing near Morris will be required by the Government.
J. S. DENNIS.
Hon. Dr. S.0hultz, Winnipeg Manitoba.
(By Telegram from Winnipeg.)
Montreal Telegraph Company, Ottawa, 28th November, 1880.
Location and grades will be forwarded in a few days.     Scoble's report sent to
my address—your care.    Have you received it ?
DAVID YOUNG, Secretary.
To J. S. Dennis, Deputy Minister of the Interior.
Manitoba South-Western Colonization Railway.
• Winnipeg, 27th November, 1880.
Dear Sir,—The report of Mr. Scoble, which we promised to send you, went
forward to my address, Queen's Hotel, Toronto, with instructions, if I were not there
to be sent on to your care, Ottawa. I wired you to that effect to-day and if you have
it, open it and please fyle, if not we will at once send you duplicate. I am happy to
say that his report of the country indicates that the course west of the Provincial
boundary, as laid down by you, is most desirable in every way.
I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedient servant,
DAVID YOUNG, Secretary-Treasurer.
To Colonel Dennis, Deputy Minister of the Interior, Ottawa.
Department op the Interior, Ottawa, 3rd December, 1880.
Dear Sir,—The report of your engineer, to which reference was made in your
letter of the 27th ult., and in your preceding telegram, has never reached me. I
need hardly say that I will be glad to receive the plans of location, etc., as soon as
possible.
In my message to Dr. Schultz, of the 24tb ult., I explained that my Minister and
the Minister of Railways and Canals, after consultation, decided to require that the
road easterly of Nelsonville should follow, as nearly as possible, the line laid down on
the map by Mr. Murdoch with the Surveyor-General here last spring; that is, running
south-westerly from Winnipeg to the first principal meridian, in township 8, then
south upon the meridian to about the middle of township 6, thence south-westerly to
intersect the north-western angle of township 3, in the fourth range west; thence to
Nelsonville, from which point the line recently selected by you would be followed.
I have, &c,
David Young, Esq., Winnipeg, Manitoba.
J. S. DENNIS.
Manitoba South-Western Colonization Railway,
Winnipeg, 14tn December, 1880.
Dear Sir,—I beg leave to acknowledge the receipt of yours of 3rd December,
touching the location of tho line of the Manitoba South-Western Colonization Eailway. 12
I send you by this mail a plan as prepared by Mr. Scoble of the location from
the Pembina Eiver to the first crossing of the Souris Eiver, and I enclose you his
report on the same, and also from that point to the Souris Coal Fields.
I am requested by the Board to state that they regret the delay in your receiving
this report.
I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedient servant,
DAVID YOUNG, Sec.-Treas.
J. S. Dennis, Esq., Deputy Minister of the Interior, Ottawa.
To the President and Directors of the Manitoba South- Western Railway Company :
Gentlemen,—In accordance with instructions received from the secretary of
your company, dated 5th October, that I should make an exploratory survey from
the point reached by me last September and extending westward to | La Eoche
Percee,' in the vicinity of the coal mines upon the Souris Eiver, I have, the honor to
report that I left Winnipeg on the 10th October, and proceeded via Emerson to the
crossing of the Cypress Eiver (Clear-water), taking up the line of road from that
point.    (Sections 28, 21, Township 2, Eange 12 West.)
It will doubtless be within your recollection that I advised running in and out of
two coulees at the Cypress Eiver crossing, and that the coulee on the west side of
the river tended slightly to the southward. Following the course of the* coulee, we
reach the terreplein, about one and a-half miles from the valley, and emerge in a
slightly broken rolling country, but which is intersected by a low level through
which the line can be carried until it reaches Section 24, Township 2, Eange 13
West, where a ravine known as Atkins' Eavine intervenes. As this ravine runs to
the foot of a line of sand hills or ridges (apparently an old lake ridge) which
extends the whole length of Eock Lake, it will be necessary to cross the head of the
ravine by a trestle-work, which would be approximately 80 to 100 feet long. From
this point the land is fairly level until a deep ravine is reached in Section 32, Township 2, Eange 13 West, which cuts diagonally across the plateau to the base of the
sand hills.
This ravine must also be crossed by a trestle, approximately 200 feet in length
and about 60 feet in depth at the centre. From thence to within one and a-half miles
of the Badger Creek, the country is perfectly level and presents no obstacle to railroad work Irom this point the land is more broken, and is intersected with clumps
of sorub and groves of small poplar. At the ravine formed by Badger Creek a very
considerable trestle will be required, as there is no opportunity for running in and
out of the valley, as in the case of the 1st Pembina and Cypress crossings. The
banks of the ravine are high and abrupt, and the width is nearly three-quarters of a
mile at the pomt selected for crossing. There is plenty of suitable timber available
tor the trestle-work within a reasonable distance.   After
country is slightly broken and scrubby for about a mile, when if emerges upon t
Zf^vlvZflPra.irie'7h^extendsto the north-west as far as the ravine at th(
foot of Pelican Lake.    In order to avoid the ravines which cut into this prairie ii
crossing the Badger, the
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will nowever be necessary to turn to the west from the Badger crossing in the 3rd
|v\lSeCll0nVTf3'¥I'W^TnSillt0 tbe4th m of seTousfn Tp 3, E
^^.^^^^^iA0!?8 -d broken ground in the southed part
sected with sma.1 pond holes, until the KS«|^Kh1^^evilk
of the township.    Thence the line runs through a sH>ht!v undula
-i"1 "■-■ small pond holes, ~  ■■'
source of the P^
the main
XVII W.
whole line
rembina Eiver)  which intersects diagonally Tp.  3 E
The crossing of this river is the most difficult that will occur in the
The ravine is from 100 to 120 feet deep, the banks beh£ qrite procinit!
ous in places, and the width cannot be less than a mile    Tti!   ,fl-w P[f   pt
deflecting the line farther south a more favoible Z   ing^mgh Te found  but I
^:z;\i\iz^sk of takins this I4** *•*-«- *" -Areh1 13
After crossing this river there are no obstacles of any consequence. Township 3,
Range XVIII W., is slightly rolling, and so is the last half of the same township in ■
Eange XIX, the land in both instances being more level at the north than tho south
end of the townshij). The west half of Township 3, Eange XIX, is less rolling, and
Township 3, Eange XX, is undulating, running to a fine, level prairie at its western
side, where it slopes gradually to the level of Whitewater Lake in Township 3,
Eange XXI.
Whitewater Lake is a considerable body of water, occupying one-third of Township 3, Eanges XXI and XXII. On the south side of the lake, a fine, level strip of
prairie from one and a-half to four miles in width stretches from the shore of the lake
to the foot of what has evidently been the old lake ridge, which is at an elevation of
about 80 feet, and considerably cut up by ravines. The course of the line, therefore,
follows the lake shore on the south side to its western end, where it enters a wide hay
marsh that loses itself in the prairie level in Township 3, Range XXIII.
From this point through Eanges XXIV, XXV andXXVI the line passes through
an unbroken prairie intersected with dry pond holes, and sufficiently level to admit
of an air line.
Before reaching the Souris, in Townships 2 and 3, Eange XXVII, a dry coulee
must be crossed, which varies from one to three miles in width, and from 60 to 100
feet in depth. This had evidently at one time been the bed of the river, which has
been diverged to its present channel by some convulsion of nature, and now follows
an almost parallel course for some 10 miles. The valley of the river and this coulee
unite at the junction of Townships 3 and 4 and Eanges XXVII and XXVIII, and again
in the third tier of sections in Township 2, same Eanges. In order to avoid this
coulee, therefore, I should counsel that the road should deflect to the north or south,
so as to make one crossing instead of two, which would occur if the line were carried
due west. The country is equally favorable (for road purposes) to the north and
south, but I give the preference to the northern route, as the land is of better quality,
and as in the farther extension of the line to the west it would be possible to avoid
crossing the  South and North Antler Creeks, and of again crossing the Souiis
itself. HHHI
The northern crossing of the Souris above referred to would offer about the same
obstacle as that of the first crossing of the Pembina. The united valleys of the dry
coulee and the river are about four miles in width, and afford an excellent chance of
running in and out by means of coulees. That on the east side is a very easy grade,
while that on the west is more abrupt, though practicable.
If this crossing is chosen, the line could run almost due west to the elbow of the
Souris, about 10 miles to the west of 102°, and could then turn south-westerly to the
" Eoche Percee" or other objective point for the road. I am aware that this was not
the course indicated to me for the line of road, but as it traverses a better country,
offers less obstacles to overcome, and avoids the crossing of three streams, I venture
to recommend its consideration by the Board.
It will be seen by the foregoing that I have carried the line nearly the width ot
one township to the north, from that which was indicated to me in my instructions
from the Board. I have done so because I found that the route indicated was very much
more broken, and passed through a very much less valuable country than the route I
have selected. The northern half of Township 3 itself is better quality of land than
the southern, and in most sections is surpassed by Township 4. I should, therefore,
suggest that the lands to be selected by the company should be rather north than
south of the railway line. , .   „  •       I
The general character of the land m Township 3, is as follows:—
Eange XIII W., south side Bock Lake, good bottom land.   North side Eock
Lake high rolling prairie, sandy loam towards northern end of township.
Eange XIV W. Centre part of township fairly wooded in river valley and
Badger Creek, some swamp at west end of Eock Lake, remainder rolling piame,
rather more level towards south side of township. 14
Well wooded and
Few pond holes on
Eidges
Range XV W. Centre of township very level prairie, broken by two or three
deep ravines. South side township much broken by pond holes and swamps, north
half, bevond Lakes Louise and Lome, high scrubby land. *&.'tI
Eange XVI W. South half full of pond holes and sandy knolls, north half more
level, and better soil.
Eange XVII W.   Interected diagonally by Pembina Eiver.
watered.   Best land on west side of river.
Eange XVIII W.    Very good township, rolling prairie.
south side. ,   ,   , „ 'i.     .
Eange XIX W. South half broken by ravines. North half more level, some
part of it intersected with pond holes.   Found sandstone rock exposed in ravine (poor
quality).
Eange XX W.   Undulating prairie,fa good deal of hay land on west side near
Whitewater Lake.
Eanges XXI and XXII W.    Good bottom land near south side of lake,
more sandy.    Clay loam on north side, rolling prairie.
Eange XXIII W. Clay and gravel soil, level prairie, more rolling to north.
Hay land on west end Whitewater Lake.
Eanges XXIV, XXV and XXVI W. Gently undulating prairie, soil poor, intersected with dry swamp holes, water bad. General character of land better towards-
north.
Eange XXVII W. Intersected by valleys of dry coulee and Souris Eiver, much
broken, some good land towards northern end, valley of river fairly well wooded with
oak and some poplar.
Eange XXVIII W.   Level prairie, good land, more broken at northern end of
township.
There will be no difficulty in obtaining suitable ballast upon the whole section of
line from Eock Lake west, and tho general character of the construction, with the
exception of the Badger and Pembina (2nd) Crossings is of little difficulty. When
the location of the lino is made I feel convinced that an easy route can be found upon
the lines indicated in the accompanying sketch plan. ■ Further details can be
furnished when required.
i have the honour to be, Sir. Your obedient servant,
THOS. C. SGOBLE.
Manitoba South-Western Colonization Eailway,
Winnipeg, 26th December, 1879.
Sir,—I am instructed by the above railway company to make application for a
patent to them of the lands in the enclosed certified copy of deed from the trustees
of Point Douglas Common to the company, more particularly described, known on
the registered map of the City of Winnipeg as Victoria Park.
I also enclose abstract of title.   The company require the said lauds for station
ground, &c, and have already erected a station thereon.
I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedient servant,
n,   .,    „ I ,  H S- c- BIGGS, Solicitor for the Company.
To the Surveyor-General, Ottawa. r    J
Manitoba Southwestern Colonization Railway,
Winnipeg, 31st December, 1879.
Sir,—I am instructed by the above named  corrman-o- tr. ™oi™        r    ±-     #
patent for the following landffor railway puTposes'nSei BtoStanS*1 ana -
immediately west of Victoria Park, and bounded by EobinsOE,51   aIL™     %
Sutherland streets, and also the further strip of la7d extendinorth w^l      f    *
Aikinsto McPhillips streets, and containecf ktera^t^ef ItSSt
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north-westerly direction of the lines of Dufferin and Sutherland streets.   Any further-
particulars will be furnished if required.
An immediate reply will oblige.
I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedient servant,
S. C. BIGGS, Solicitor for the Company.
Surveyor-General of Dominion Lands, Ottawa.
Ottawa, 13th August, 1880.
Sir, —I have the honor, on behalf of the Manitoba South-Western Colonization
Eailway, to make application for a Patent for Victoria Park, in the Point Douglas,
reserve, and to enclose:
1. Eesolution of the Board.
2. Deed from trustees to the company. Deed and abstract are fyled in the Department.
3. An abstract from Eegistry Office.
4. Copies of correspondence between the company's solicitor and your Department..
I bog to call the attention of the Department to the fact, that in accepting the
offer of the Government to the Point Douglas Point Holders of acre per acre for their
Point Holdings, it was understood and is set forth in the preliminary correspondence,
that all deeds of the trustees made prior to the acceptance of the Government offer-
referred to, should be recognized by the Government and patents made to their holders,,
and that the deed from the trustees, herewith enclosed, was made and registered
several months preceding such acceptance.
I have the honor to be, Sir, your humble servant,
JOHN SCHULTZ.
Eight Hon. Minister of the Interior, Ottawa.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, 26th July, 1880.
Gopy of Eesolution passed by the Board of Directors of the Manitoba South-Western
Colonization Eailway Company held the 26th day of July, 1880.
" Moved by W. H. Lyon, seconded by W. Murdoch, that Dr. John Schultz and
William Bannerman be requested to procure from the Dominion Government a
Patent for the station grounds of the Company, and also ascertain on what terms the
Dominion Government would set aside for railway purposes of the Manitoba South-
Western Colonization Eailway, a block of land equal in width to the present station
grounds, running in a north-westerly direction to the city limits. "—Carried.
A true copy. DAVID YOUNG.
(L.S.) 	
Ottawa, 27th September, 1880.
Sir,—On-behalf of the Manitoba South-Western Colonization Eailway Company,
I have to request that you will at the earliest possible moment act on their application
for a Patent for Victoria Park, Winnipeg, deeded to them last year, by the Point
Douglas Trustees.
The Company are now engaged in closing their financial arrangements with &
London Syndicate and find it necessary to furnish the proofs of the ownership of their
property.
I have the honor to be, Sir, your humble servant,
JOHN SCHULTZ.
Eight Hon. the Minister of the Interior, Ottawa. 16
(By Telegraph from Winnipeg,. Man.)
Montreal Telegraph Company, Ottawa, 13th November, 1880.
South-Western Eailway Company, require for railway yard, switches and land on
Point Douglas Common,'westerly between Sutherland street and Jarvis street, produced at least six thousand feet from Victoria Park to clear yard of Canadian Pacific
Eailway either with view of Union station or exchange of land, doing away with
any crossing of tracks by either line; by Mr.  Schreiber's request extension of land
asked for. g       „ I ,_ n ~ ,-, .,
W. MUEDOCH, Chief Engineer of M. S. C Railway.
To J. S. Dennis.
Telegram from Colonel Dennis, Deputy Minister of Interior, Ottawa, to William Murdoch,
C.E., Winnipeg.
Ottawa, 15th November, 1880.
Message not understood. Give particulars in writing and let Schreiber join.
What is proposed to be done with land already agreed on with Schreiber for station
grounds.
J. S. DENNIS, Deputy Minister of Interior.
Montreal Telegraph Company, 13th December, 1880.
Please send, without delay, plan shewing lands desired by you, for railway purposes, at Point Douglas.   Have seen Schreiber, but we do not understand your recent
To W. Murdoch, C.E.. Winnipeg.
J. S. DENNIS.
Department op the Interior, Dominion Lands Oppioe,
Ottawa, 31st January, 1880.
Sir,—I have the honor, by the direction of the Minister of the Interior to
acknowledge the receipt of your letters dated the 26th and 31st December last
making application on behalf the Manitoba South-Western Colonization Eailway for
the issue of letters patent for certain lands on Point Douglas Common, and enclosing
a conveyance of part of the lands for which a patent is asked from John Sutherland
and others, in support of your application.
In reply I am to inform you that the lands applied for are about to be patented
to the trustees of the Point Douglas land owners. Any further application relating
to the lands in question should be made to the trustees.
I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedient servant
— „      ■■     w.    .       LINDSAY EUSSELL, Surveyor-General.
z. G, Biggs, Esq., Solicitor, Winnipeg.
P«S.—Your papers are herewith returned to you. 17
RETURN
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To an Address of the House of Commons, dated 21st February, 1881;—
For Copies of any Order in Council, Correspondence or Papers not
already brought down, touching any Sale of Land in the North-
West to any Railway Company.
By Command,
JOHN O'CONNOR,
Department of the Secretary of State, Secretary of States
7th March, 1881.
[In accordance with the recommendation of the Joint Committee m Printing, the above
Return is not printed.~]
(21ff) 1 H| |
To an Order of the House op Commons, dated 2nd February, 1881;—
For a Return shewing the Amount appropriated each Year on Account
of  Dominion Lands, shewing the Sum expended in Surveys, the
amount expended in Management, the Area Surveyed and the Area
Surveyed which is still Unoccupied.
By Command,
JOHN O'CONNOR,
Department of the Secretary of State, Secretary of State.
7th March, 1880.
Ottawa, 5th March, 1881.
Sir,—I have the honor to transmit, herewith, in compliance with an Order of
the House of Commons, under date the 2nd February last, a return shewing the
amount appropriated each year on account of Dominion Lands, shewing the sum
expended in surveys, the amount expended in management, the area surveyed and
the area surveyed whieh is still unoccupied, so far as is of record in this Department.
I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedient servant,
J. S. DENNIS,
Deputy Minister of the Interior^.
The Under-Secretary of State, Ottawa.
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Department of the Interior,
Dominion Lands Office, Ottawa, 3rd March, 1881.
Eeturn of  the   area   of  land surveyed   in   Manitoba   and   the" North-West
Territories.
Acres
In the Settlement Belt Parishes  341 666
In the Townships in Manitoba        6,632,0*16
Total in Manitoba         6,973,742
In the North-West Territories        5,298,422
Total       12,272,164
Disposed of up to 31st October         5,490,741
Balance disposable        6,781,423
LINDSAY ETJSSELL, Surveyor-General.
RETURN
To an'OitDER of the House of Commons, dated 28th January, 1881;—For
a Return of the Quantity of Lands actually surveyed,
1st. In Manitoba;
2nd. In the North-West Territory ;
3rd. The cost of such Survey to 30th June last ;
4th. The further cost of such Survey to the 1st November last;
5th. The number of Surveyors employed in such Surveys during
the last season of operation;
6th. The average number of Lots surveyed by such Surveyors
during the last three years for each year.
By Command,
JOHN O'CONNOR,
Department of the Secretary of State, Secretary of State.
7th March, 1881.
Ottawa, 5th March, 1881.
*si0 Sir,—I have the honor to transmit, herewith, in compliance with an Order of
the House of Commons under date the 28th January last, a return of the quantity
■of lands actually surveyed:—
1st. In Manitoba;
2nd. In the North-West Territory;
3rd. The cost of such survey to the 30th June last;
4th. The further cost of such survey to the 1st November last;
5th. The number of surveyors employed in such surveys during the last season
of operation;
6th. The average number of lots surveyed by such surveyors during the last
three years for each year, so far as is of record in this Department.
I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedient servant,
J. S. DENNIS, Deputy Minister of the Interior.
Under Secretary of State, Ottawa.
21d—2\ 20
No   6 — Eeturn of Surveys in Manitoba and the North-West Territory,
in the Tear 1879.
Surveyor.
Aldous, Montague	
Beatty, Walter	
do  ....
Caddy & Hewson	
Crawford, Wm	
Dean, Michael	
Doupe & Drummond	
Doupe & MeFie	
Forrest, A. G	
King, W. F	
Klotz, Otto J	
Kirk, Joseph G	
McAree, John	
McArthur, J. J., jun....
O'Hanly, J. L. P	
Pearce, Wm	
do        	
Rainboth, G. C	
Reid, J. L	
do      	
Russell, A. L	
Stewart, Geo. A	
Thompson, Augustus C
Webb, A. C	
Nature of the Survey.
Number of
Miles
Surveyed,
Standard meridian and base lines	
Block outlines of townships	
Township sub-divisioa •
do do	
do do         ~ ~
do do         •	
do do        	
do do	
Timber limits •
Astronomical section of standard survey.
Township sub-division	
do do        	
do do        ;	
do do	
Block outlines of townships...,	
do do 	
Timber explorations ■	
Timber limits	
Township sub-division	
Townplot of Battleford .*	
Standard meridian and base lines	
Township.sub-division	
do             do
Second principal meridian ,	
Totals.
264
60
19
Number of
Acres
Surveyed.
90,173-74
94,214-33
95,422-38
95,994-57
94,918-57
18,686-04
61
178
668
54
93,821-35
95,910-54
74,629-25
91,912'27
25
89
46
1,464
112,112-23
84,445-73
88,240-57
1,130,481-57
Average number of miles surveyed by each surveyor, 146-4.
Average number of quarter-section lots of 160 acres surveyed by each surveyor, 543.
Dominion Lands Office,
3rd March, 1881.
LINDSAY ETJSSBLL,
Surveyor-General.
No. 6.—Eeturn of Surveys in Manitoba and the North-West Territory during
the Tear 1878.
Surveyor.
Nature of Survey.
Number of
Miles
Surveyed.
Number of
Acres
Surveyed.
Prince Albert and St. Laurent	
26,128-00
Public highways in Manitoba	
193-50
218-00
42-00
Standard meridian and base lines	
Re-survey of part of the parish of St Agathe
Parish of Lorette	
18,509-00
Boundaries of Manitoba	
Sub-division of three townships ..
145-00
69,387-79
110,348-87
do              seven       do	
Standard meridian and base lines .
HO-OO
Township sub-division (seven townships")
Re-survey of township boundary
82,562-55
12 00
Totals	
755-50
306,936-21
. _—_—_
Average number of miles surveyed by eaeh surveyor, 125.
Average number of quarter-section lots of 160 acres surveyed by each surveyor 383.
Dominion Lands Office LINDSAY EUSSBLL,
3rd March, 1881. Surveyor-General. 21
No. 6.—Eeturn of Surveys in Manitoba and the North-West Territory during
the Year 1877.
Surveyor.
Bray, B	
Beatty, W	
do       	
Doupe, J i
do     	
Kennedy, L	
McPhillipa, George, jr....
^ do Ben.
Pearce, W 5	
Stewart, B -	
■Nature of Survey.
Highway in Manitoba	
Gimli Road	
Township sub-division ;
do 	
Township outlines	
do        sub-division	
do do	
do do  	
Outer two miles of St. Clements, &c.
Township sub-division	
Totals.
Number of
Miles
Surveyed.
136-00
66-85
33-87
108 00
338*72
Number of
Acres
Surveyed.
20,376-5*
23,929*04
71,868-76
24,00977
19,834-«8
71,673-38
231,691-53
Average number of miles surveyed by each surveyor, 84*68.
Average number of quarter-section lots of 160 acres surveyed by each surveyor, 241.
Dominion Lands Office,
3rd March,
1881.
LINDSAY EUSSELL,
Surveyor- General.
Department or the Interior, Dominion Lands Office,
Ottawa, 3rd March, 1881.
jj0> 5 Eeturn of Surveyors employed in the Manitoba and the North-West Territory
during last season's operations:—
Standard Block Outlines.
Bray, Edgar,
Deville, E.,
Hart, Milner,
McLatchie, J.,
Ogilvie, Wm.,
O'Hanly, J. L. P.,
Drummond, Thomas,
Klotz, Otto J.;
Miles, C P.,
Pearce. Wm.,
Eussell, A. L.,
Thompson, W. F.,
Webb, A. O,
King, W. P.
Township Outlines.
Eainboth, G. C,
Eiley, G. U.
Township Subdivision Contract Surveys.
Abrey, G. B.,
Armstrong, P. W.,
Beatty, W. & D.,
Bemister, G. B.,
Bolger, Prank,
Brabazon,S. L.,
Breen, Thomas,
Caddy & Hewson,
Caddy, Edward,
Carbert, J. A.,
Lippe, A. W.,
Lendrum, E. W.,
Morris, John,
McArthur, James, sen.,
McArthur, J. J., jun.,
McNab Archibald,
McPhillips, ©eorge,
McPhillips, E. C,
O'Keefe, D. C,
Eeid, J. L., 22
dementi, T. B.,
Cotton & McAree,
Evans & Bolger,
Garden, G. P.,
Hermon, E. W.,
Jephson, E. J.,
Lett, C. A.,
Eeiffenscein, J. H,
Snow, J. A.,
Sinclair, Duncan,
Staunton & Jones,
Stewart, John,
Unwin, Charles,
Wagner, WilJiam.
LINDSAY EUSSELL,
Surveyor General.
.   Department of the Interior, Dominion Lands Office,
Ottawa, 3rd March, 1881.
Eeturn of the quantity of lands actually surveyed in Manitoba and the North
West Territory.
No. 1. In Manitoba— Acres.
In the settlement belt parishes       341,666
In the townships     6,632,076
Total in Manitoba     6,973,742
No.^2. In the North-West Territory     5,298,422
Grand total  12,272,164
Standard base and meridian lines, &c, 10,492 miles.
No. 3. Cost of survey, to 30th June, 1880 $1,203,323 76
No. 4. Further cost, to 1st November, 1880        98,823 80
No. 5. Number of Surveyors employed (see list herewith.)
No. 6. Surveys during the last three years       do
LINDSAY EUSSELL.
Surveyor- General.
im
RETURN
To an Order of the House of Commons, dated 22nd December, 1880;	
For Copies of Statistics and other Information on -which were based
the Plans and Prices adopted in 1879, for the Sales of Railway Lands
and Pre-emptions, and now in force.
By Command,
■■ JOHN O'CONNOR,
Department of the Secretary of State, Secretary of State.
10th February, 1881.
(Z% accordance with the recommendation of the Joint Committee on Printing, the above
Return is not printed.'] 23
RETURN
(21;)
To an Order of the House of Commons, dated 9th February, 1881;—
For copies of all Correspondence in reference to the Claims of Persons-
whose Lands have been expropriated for the Selkirk Crossing of the
Canadian Pacific Railway.
By Command,
JOHN O'CONNOR,
Department of the Secretary of State, Secretary of State.
14th March, 1881.
[In accordance with the recommendation of the Joint Committee on Printing, the above
Return is not printed.]
RETURN
III
To an Address of the House of Commons, dated 16th December, 1880 ;—
For Copies of all Orders in Council, and of all Correspondence with the
Grovernment of British Columbia, or with the Canadian Agent for
British Columbia, touching the Lands appropriated or to be appropriated for the Construction of the Pacific Railway in that Proyince.
By Command,
JOHN O'CONNOR,
Department of the Secretary of State, Secretary of State,
17th March, 1881.
Synopsis re. Lands appropriated in British Columbia for C.P.R. construction.
June 31, 1873.     O.  in   Council,   5270.     Fixing terminus at Esquimalt,   locating
line and authorizing application to Government of B.C. for
necessary lands.
May 29.   From S. Fleming, 8221.   re. operations for reason and suggestions as to
reservation of land.
Sept. 22 and Oct. 14.    From Hon. J. Trutch, 5531.    Forwarding Min. of Ex. Council
B.C., 20th September, respecting the reservation of lands.
March 25, 1875.    O.  in Council,   8413.    To  notify Govt, of B.C.,  it is necessary
during present Session to pass an Act to appropriate and set
apart lands along the line of -ailway from Esquimalt to
• Nanaimo.
June 9 and 14, 1876. O. in Council, 11700. To obtain from Govt, of B.C. a conveyance of land 20 miles in width on each side of line surveyed
and located in the Province.
July 20.    To Hon. A. Eichards, 6776.    Confirming telegram to reserve lands at Bute
Inlet and Salmon Eiver.
June 1, 1877.    Order in Council,   1368L    Authorizing line recommended by Mr.
Fleming:. 24
November 9.
November 8.
November 26.
December 29.
December 24.
From Governor, B.C.   Transmitting Min. of Ex. Council.
From Eeport of Ex. Council, B.C.   The year having elapsed desirable
that the Provl. Govt. B.C. should be informed of the result of
the year's surveys, and that assurance should bo given that the
actual construction will be begun and prosecuted.
To Lieut.-Governor, B.C.   Ackg. receipt of his despatch of the 9th.
To Lieut.-Governor, B.C.    Trans. O. in C. of 24th December.
0. in Council.
January 15, 1878.    From Lieut.-Governer, B.C.    Ackg. letter, 29th December.
Mareh 19
March 19
March 27
March 27
Prom Lieut.-Governor, B.C.    Tel. Govt, desire to be definitely informed
if construction will be commenced early in the present season.
From Lieut-Governor, B.C.   Enclosing Min, of Ex. Council.
To Lieut-Governor, B.C.   Telegram of 19th answered by letter of to-day.
To Lieut.-Governor, B.C.   Eng. not yet completed mapping and calculations, when done Govt, will endeavor to finally decide on
route and tenders called for, &c, &c.
April 6.   To Lieut-Governor, B.C.    Acknowledging despatch of 19th.
April 16.   From Lieut-Governor, B.C.   Acknowledging receipt of letter of 27th
ultimo.
May 23 and 25.   O. in Council, 15752.    Cancelling 0. in C. No. 5270.
May 31.   To Lieut.-Governor, B.C.   Forwards No. 9116.
May 29.    To S. of State, 9116.   Informing him that O. in C. has passed designating Esquimalt as terminus of railway, and requesting reservation of lands, No. 15752.
June   27.    Prom  Lieut.-Governor,    B.C.    Acknowledging  letter   communicating
location of terminus at Burrard Inlet.
M. Smith, 15950.   Transmits copy of letter from H. Cambie to Hod
G.  Vernon, Com. of Land, B.C., requesting him to reserve
certain distances on each side of line along the Praser and
Thompson Eiver.
Order in Council, 16003.   Defining the route of railway from th*
o    m   T-    m   neignboi"hoodofTete Jaune Cache to Burrard Inlet BC
9. to ^^s^nfi^sr31st *"•'tot •Mtah« °-in °-
.1.   To B. to Conncil,^ call upon Govt, of B.O. to convey | JW
3 and 9.   From O^in C»noU, ^Setting apart for C.P.B. 20 miles „f
To Sectary of State 9518.   Transmitting copies of plan showing CPE
throngb BC  as denned by O. in C, 16310, and refneaUne
conveyance of lands therein designated. »4<»esung
To Lient.-Governor BX!.   Eefg. to letter of 9th and fowdg. letter from
ESCiS may^l^' "* "*»** *« -veyan^f
From Lient-Governor, BC. V Aokg. deBpatch 19ft> eno]o8ing a L ft 1
Prom Lieut-Governor, B.C.   Ackg. No. 9518
Prom Lieut-GovernorB.C.   Pordg. Min. of Ex. Council, B.C., 5 Nov   Min
MRSJT-    n ? desPatches of 3lBt May 9 and 23^   Sent
the same      ' pi'edeCeS80rs and askin« for views B&H3
To Lieut.-Governor, B.C.
July 11 and 15.
July 13 to 17.
Sept. :
Aug
Sept.
Sept.
20.
Sept. 23.
Sept. 2C.
Oct 10.
Nov. 9.
Nov. 26.
on
..      . , reservation „f,tn1f;r,e6il,t0fl6ttoof9a'^™ws of „.
pS lfiSF%Zg»l&Jg 'B°cle%°e^9th M "* 30ft B**
January 1,.   From Wt. ?v B.C.   ForwardeMin. fc <Wil enbodyiDg 25
Peb. 18 and 19. Prom Speaker, B.C. Tel. Please acquaint me by telegram if despatch of Dom. Govt, 13th June, 1876, locating railway was
rescinded or withdrawn.
March 16.    To Speaker, B.C.   Tel. announcing mailing of letter with plan.
March 18. From Speaker, B.C. Tel. Tour telegram shews you have misunderstood mine which relates to despatch 9th June, 1876.
March 21.    To Secretary of State.   Bets., telegrams, &c, referring to 0. in C.
Juno, 1876, July, 187T-78, copies appended.
Mareh 22. To Speaker Leg. Asy., B.C. O. in C. June, 1876, superceded by subsequent order. Line as at present defined shewn on plan sent
by letter 23rd Sept., last.
March 24.    To Speaker Leg. Asy., B.C.    Eefg. to telegrams of the 19th ult. and
18th inst., and explaining O. in C. 9th June, 1876.
April 14.    Prom Lieut.-Governor, B.C.    Assembly adjourned, awaiting information
as to your railway policy.
April 16.    To E. to Council, 11278.       \ .Becancellation of O. in C. 23rd May, 1878,
April 22 and 23.    O. in Council, 18822. J and revision of that of 7th June, 1873.
April 24.    To Lieut.-Governor, B.C.   Fordg. O. in C. of 22nd April.
May 15.   Prom Lieut-Governor B.C.    Acknowledging letter of 24th ult., enclosing
Order in Council.
May 19 and June 9.   Prom Lieut.-Governor B.C.    Minute re cancellation of railway
reservation on main land.
May 14.   Eep. Ex. Council B.C., 19,292.   Eeport with drawings of reservation of
lands.
June 2.   To Lieut.-Governor B.C.    Ackg. receipt of despatch cancelling reservation
under Order in Council, 23rd May, 1878.
June 18.   To Lieut.-Governor B.C.   Fordg. copy of Order in Council, 12th June, 1879.
June 12.   Order in Council, 19404.   Informs Govt. B.C. that object of Order in
Couacil, 18822, was to recind Order in Council of May; 1878,
(15752) and leave Dom. Govt, free to adopt which ever route
might appear in the public interests most eligible.
July 8.   Fr«m Order in Council.    Ackg. receipt of letter, June 18.
October 11.   To Lieut.-Governor B.C..   Transg. Order in Council of 4th October.
October 4.   Order in Council, 20561.    Advising that Order in Council, 13th July,
1878, defining route of C.P.E. to a point near or on Burrard
Inlet be confirmed.
October 29.    From Govt, of B. C.    Ackg. No. 20561.
October 81.    From Govt, of B.C.    Please send Order in Council, 13th July, 1878.
November 13.   To Govt, of B.C.   Forwds. copy of Order in Conncil, 13th July,
1878,
.December 3.   From Govt, of B.C.    Ackg. receipt of letter of 13th ult.
December 16.    Order in Council.
January 9, 1880.   To Lieut-Governor B.C.    Eequesting that steps may be taken to
convey to the Dom. Govt, lands for 20 miles on each side of
the railway.
January 30.    From Govt, of B.C.    Ackg. despatch of 9th January, and promising
conveyance of lands 20 miles on each side of line.
February 25.    Order in Council.   Re. conveyance of lands.
March 3.   To Govt, of B.C.    Calling attention to non-conveyance of lands to Dom.
Govt.
March 27.   From Govt of B.C.    Ackg. above.
April 1.   Prom Lieut-Governor B.C.     Emby. Min. of Ex. Council 27th March.
Subject alluded to in despatch of 3rd March will be undertaken
at ensuing Session of Legislature.
October 11 and 25.    From Lieut.-Governor B.C., ■-'4442.   Re. construction of Island
Branch of C.P.E., enclosing min. of Ex. Council, 4th.
October. 26
October 16.   From Lieut-Governor B.C., 24505.   Enclosing Min. of 14th October,
1880. Authorizing A. DeCosmoa to press on Dom. Govt, the
construction of the Island Branch C.P.E.
October 25.   To Govt, of B.C.    Ackg. letter of 11th.
November 4.   To Govt, of B.C.    Ackg. despatch No. 24505 and enclosing Minute.
Eeturn in answer to an Address from the House of Commons, dated 16th December, 1880, calling for copies of all Orders in Council, and of all Correspondence
with the Government of British Columbia, or with the Agent for British Columbia,,
touching the lands appropriated or to be appropriated for the construction of the
Pacific Eailway in that Province. I
Order No. 24,922.
Copy of a Report of a Committee of the Honorable the Privy Council, approved by Mis
Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the 1th June, 1873.
The Committee of Council having had before them the memorandum of the 29th
May last, from the Chief Engineer of the Canadian Pacific Eailway, and tho Minute
of Council thereupon of the 30th May, beg leave to recommend to your Excellency
that Esquimalt, in Vancouver Island, be fixed as the terminus of the Canadian Pacific
Eailway, and that a line of railway be located between the harbor of Esquimalt and
Seymour Narrows on the said Island.
The Committee further recommend that application immediately be made by
despatch to the Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia for the conveyance to the
Dominion Government, in trust, according to the 11th paragraph of the terms of the
agreement of Union, of a strip of land twenty miles in width along the eastern coast
of Vancouver Island, between Seymour Narrows and the Harbor of Esquimalt.
An Older of the Lieutenant-Governor ot British Columbia in Council, appropriating this tract of land in furtherance of the construction of the said railway will be
necessary in order to operate as a sufficient conveyance and reservation of the said
land to and for the Dominion Government.
Certified, W. A. HIMSWOETH, C.P.C.
Canadian Pacific Eailwat, Office of the Engineer-in-Chief,
Ottawa, 29th May, 1873
Memorandum.
With regard to the operations for the present [season, the undersigned recommends that the followirg be undertaken:
The Western Section.
1. An exploratory.survey from Howe Sound to Kamloops, or some convenient
point on the North Thompson.
2. An exploration between Tete Jaune Cache and tho Quesnel Lake.
3. A re-survey from Moose Lake to Tete Jaune Cache on the opposite bank of
the Thompson.
4. With respect to the railway in British Columbia, the Governor having
announced a decided preference for Esquimalt as the terminus, whether Vancouver
Island be reached by bridge or ferry; and as the time for selecting lands for railway
purposes in Bluish Columbia expires on the 20th July next, it becomes important to
.secure, either by an extension of time or otherwise, all the vacant agricultural and
mineral lands along the profcmble line for the railway on Vancouver Island
Should the Government consider this advisable, the limits of the reservation
may be sufficiently well described as a strip of land twenty miles ia width along the eastern coast of Vancouver Island, between Seymour Narrows and the Harbor of
Esquimalt.
The Eastern Section.
5. An exploration between Lake Nipissing and the upper part of the Montreal
Eiver, to gam information respecting the country, in order to ascertain how the
eastern terminus, as defined by statute, could best be reached.
6. Continue the surveys between Eed Eiver and Lake Superior, in order to
connect lines already surveyed ; amend others, and add to the information already
acquired, with the view of establishing the very best and shortest line for the
railway between Eed Eiver and Lake Superior, at the same time utilizing as great a
length as possible for the main line.
SANDFOED FLEMING.
British Columbia, Government House, 22nd September, 1873.
Sir,—With reference to my despatch, No. 67, of the 26th July last, I have the
honor to enclose, for the consideration of His Excellency the Governor General, a
Minute of my Executive Council, urging that the boundaries of the land on
Vancouver Island, proposed to be claimed by the Dominion Government in trust to aid
in the construction of a railroad under the Terms of Union of British Columbia
with Canada, may be at once defined, and that a competent person in this Province
may be appointed to dispose of said lands on sUch terms as will admit of settlement,,
and authorizing the Hon. A. DeCosmos, President of Executive Council, and Premier
of my Ministry to confer with the Government of Canada, on this subject.
A duplicate of this despatch  and  its enclosure will be handed to you by Mr.
DeCosmos, who starts to-morrow for Ottawa.
I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedient servant,
JOSEPH W. TBUTCH.
Hon. Secretary of State for Canada.
Copy of a Report of a Committee of the Honorable the Executive Council, approved by
Mis Excellency the Lieutenant-Governor, on the twentieth day of September, 1873.
On a memorandum, dated 18th September, 1873, from the Honorable the Chief
. Commissioner of Lands and Works, reporting that tho Order in Council of the 30th
June, 1873, reserving the Crown Lands of the east coast of Vancouver Island, is
seriously retarding the settlement of that portion of the Province, and recommending
that in view of the fact that the despatch from His Excellency the Lieutenant-
Governor to the Secretary of State, transmitting the Minute of this Executive Council,
dated 20th July, upon the subject of this Eeservation has not as yet been replied to,
and as the matter requires immediate settlement, that the Dominion Government be
respectfully urged to at once define, by survey, the land they propose claiming on
the east coast of Vancouver Island, and that they appoint also a competent person in
this Province to dispose of said lands on such terms as will admit of settlement,,
and that the Hon. A. DeCosmos, as special delegate, about to proceed to Ottawa, be
authorized to confer with the Dominion Government upon this subject.
Certified W. J. AEMSTEONG, Clerk of the Executive Council.
Copy of a Report of a Committee of the Honorable the Privy Council, approved by His
Excellency the Governor-General in Council on the 25th day of March, 1875.
On a memorandum, dated 25th March, 1875, from the Hon. the Minister of Publie
Works, reporting for the consideration of Council that prior to the commencement of
any  works of construction on the proposed railway from Esquimalt to Nanaimo- 28
which the Dominion Government have agreed to build under the arrangement made
through Lord Carnarvon at the instance of British Columbia, it is essential that the
Province of British Columbia should convey, by legislation, to the Dominion Government in trust, to be appropriated in such manner as the Dominion Government may
<leem advisable, a similar extent of public lands along the line of railway before
mentioned (not to exceed twenty miles on each side of the said line) as may be appropriated for the same purpose by the Dominion from the public lands of the North-
West Territories and the" Province of Manitoba, as provided in the Order in Council,
Section 11, admitting the Province of British Columbia into the Confederation ; and
that it is desirable that the British Columbia Government should be at once notified
that it will be necessary during the present Session of the Legislature of that Province
to pass an Act so to appropriate and set apart lands to this extent and for this purpose
—the grant to be subject, otherwise, to all the conditions contained in the said 11th
Section of the Terms of Union.
The Committee concur in the above report of the Minister of Public Works,  and
recommend that the British Columbia Government be notified accordingly.
Certified, W. A. HIMSWOETH, C.P.C.
Hon. Minister of Public Works.
•Cosr of a Report of a Committee of the Honorable the Privy Council, approved by Mis
Excellency the Governor-General in Council on the 9th June, 1876.
The Committee of Council have had under consideration the memorandum hereunto annexed from the Hon. Mr. Mackenzie, "submitting the expediency of obtaining
from the Government of British Columbia,a conveyance of the land twenty (20) miles
in width on each side of the portion of the Canadian Pacific Eailway line surveyed
and located in that Province, and they respectfully submit their concurrence therein,
^d™86 that a copy thereof and of this Minute be transmitted to the Government
oi British Columbia.
„      ,r. . I Certified, W. A. HIMSWOEH, C.P.C.
Hon. Minister of Public Works. '
rru      a     ■      j ,_    x,    , Ottawa, 7th June, 1876.
lhe undersigned has the honor to report:—
That under the terms by which British Columbia entered the Dominion of Can-
TJhW S)7ernment ^ that Province agreed to convey to the Dominion Government,
SSV f appropriated in such manner as the Dominion Government may deem
ady sable m futherance of the construction of what is known as the Canadian Pacific
Eailway, a similar extent of public lands along the line of railway, thr»ughout ite
entire length m British Columbia (not to exceed, however, twenty mUes on each
side of said line) as may be appropriated for the same purpoTe by The Dominion
ManlTa6       ^ ^ ^ **** °f the North-West TenStoSes and7 the Province of 29
veyed to the Dominion Government in accordance with the 11th paragraph of the
terms of Union. or
The description of the line so located, to which reference is above made is as
follows:— '
Commencing at a point on the eastern boundary of British Columbia, in the Tel-
low Head Pass, through the Eocky Mountains, the line follows down the valley of
the Eiver Fraser to Grand Eapids, a distance of about 185 miles (one hundred and
eighty-five) thenee westerly, turning the north end of the Cariboo Eange, and
cutting off the great bend of the Fraser, it crosses the latter near the mouth of Willow Eiver, thence south-westerly to a point near the confluence of the Eivers Stewart
and Chilacot.
The undersigned further recommends that communication be had to this effect,
with the Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia, requesting that the lands along the
line of railway, as herein described, and for twenty miles on each side of the said line
be forthwith conveyed to the Dominion Government; and that it be represented that
an Order of the Lieutenant-Governor in Council appropriating this tract of land will
at present suffice as a sufficient conveyance of the same; but that it is further suggested that an Act be passed by the Legislature of British Columbia, conveying and
vesting such appropriation in Her Majesty for the purposes of the Government of
Canada, and to be appropriated in such manner as the said Dominion Government
may deem advisable in furtherance of the construction of the said railway.
He further recommends that in order to give due information to the public and
to prevent squatters or the pre-emption of any portion of the lands so conveyed, the
Lieutenant-Governor should be invited to give public notice of the passing of such
Order rn Council, and of the conveyance of the said lands as herein mentioned and
therein comprised.
A. MACKENZIE.
Copy of No. 6776. Ottawa, 20th July, 1876.
Sir,:—I am directed to confirm by letter the instructions convoyed to you by
telegram from the Hon. the Premier to request the Local Government of British
Columbia to reserve land at Bute Inlet, and Salmon Eiver, Dean Inlet, for the construction of the Canadian Pacific Eailway.
I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedient servant,
F. BEAUN, Secretary.
Hon. A. N. Eichards, Q.C., Victoria, B.C.
Copy of a Report of a Committee of the Honorable the Privy Council, approved by His
Excellency the Governor-General in Council, on the 1st June, 1877.
On a memorandum, dated 21st May, 1877, from the Hon. the Minister of Publie
Works recommending that the line of the Canadian Pacific Eailway as laid down on
a map prepared by Mr. Sandford Fleming, Chief Engineer of the said railway, a copy
of which accompanies said memorandum, shall be determined, as required by Section
1 of the Canadian Pacific Eailway Act of 1874, and which line may be briefly
'described as follows:— I          _..        I „ ,,
Commencing at Port William on the Kammistiquia Eiver^ following a northwesterly direction to the north of Lac des Milles Lacs and crossing the Winnipeg at
Xeewatin, thence to a point on the Eed Eiver named Selkirk, as shown on the map;-,
thence in a direct line to a point near Swan Eiver named Northcote; thence southwesterly to Livingstone; thence in a nearly due west direction to the crossing of the
South Branch of the Saskatchewan; thence m a ^"^^y. J^" *L^!
neighbourhood of Fort Edmonton ; thence by the McLeod and Arthabaska Eivers to-
Jasper House and Henry House, and thence to Tete Jaune Cache. 30
That in the event of Bute Inlet being selected, as the western terminus of the
said railway, the line will follow the valley of the Fraser Eiver from Tete Jaune
Cache to the neighborhood of Fort George; thence from the crossing of the Stewart
Eiver at the junction with the Chilacot Eiver, ascend the valley of the Chilacot Eiver
to a point near its source, thence in a direct line to the Nazco Eiver, and ascending
the valley of the Nazco Eiver to the Chiscot Eiver towards Tatta Lake and Tattyaca
Lake, and the east branch of the Homattics Eiver, and descend the valley of the
Homattics to the waters of the Pacific at Bute Inlet.
That in the event of the Dean Channel route being adopted, the above line will
be followed from Tete Jaune Cache to near where it strikes the Nazco Eiver, whence
it will follow generally the line of the Blackwater Eiver to Thracla Lake; thence
-descend the valley of the Salmon Eiver to the waters of the Pacific at Dean
Channel.
The Minister further recommends that the sections referred to in the second
'clause of the Canadian Pacific Eailway Act of 1874, shall be defined as follows: The
first section to begin at a point near the south of Lake Nipissing, and to extend to the
neighborhood of Fort William at the upper or western end of Lake Superior; the
second section to commence in the neighborhood of Port William and to extend to
the crossing of Eed Eiver at Selkirk, in the Province of Manitoba, a distance of about
412 miles, the third section to extend from the said crossing of the Eed Eiver, at the
western end of the second section, to the boundary line of British Columbia, west of
-Jasper House; the fourth section to extend from the last named point to the Pacific
Ocean, the point to be named in a subsequent Order in Council after the completion
of the surveys now in progress.
The Committee concur in the foregoing recommendations and 3ubmit the same
for Tour Excellency's approval.
Certified, W. A. HIMSWOETH, C. P.C.
Government House, Victoria, B.C., 9th November, 1877.
Sir,—I have the honor to transmit to you, herewith, two copies of a further
Minute of my Executive Council on the subject of the construction of the Canadian
Pacific Eailway, dated the 8th instant; and I have the further honor to request that
one of these copies may be forwarded through the proper channel to the Honorable
the Secretary of State for the Colonies, for the consideration of the Imperial Government, and that the other be retained for the consideration of the Dominion Government.
I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedient servant,
A. N. EICHAEDS, Lieutenant-Governor.
Hon. E. W. Soott, Secretary of State.
Copy of a Report of a Committee of the Honorable the Executive Council, approved by
His Honor the Lieutenant-Governor on the 8th day of November 1877.
The Committee of Council having had under consideration the subject of the
construction of the Canadian Pacific Eailway, report:
That the year having nearly elapsed, which was represented bv the Eight Honorable the Secretary of State for the Colonies, as being required bv the Dominion
Government to enable it to determine the route and terminus of the Canadian Pacific
Eailway, it is highly desirable that the Government of this Province should be advised
at the earliest possible period, of the result of the year's surveys in order that thev
may be in a position to convene the Legislature at an early date, and lay before it
definite information with reference to the intention of the Dominion Government to
-carry out its railway obligations to this Province, under the terms of the settlement
recommended in 1874 by the Earl of Carnarvon and agreed to by the Dominion Gov
-eminent, as well as by that of this Province. *       dominion trov- 31
That having complied with the request of Lord Carnarvon to grant the delay he
thought necessary, as represented in his despatches of dates the 18th December, 1876,
and 18th January 1877, respectively, the people of British Columbia now feel that
ins Lordship will be careful to discountenance any further unnecessary delay in the
commencement of railway construction within the Province, and they confidently
expect that on or before the expiration of the year his Lordship will be able to give
the Government an assurance that actual construction will be begun as soon as tenders
ean be received and contracts awarded, and that work thereon will be prosecuted
thereafter in a manner that will ensure the ultimate completion of the undertaking
within such reasonable period as the interests of the Empire, the Dominion and the
Province alike demand.
The Committee advise that the report be approved and that copies be forwarded
by His Honor the Lieutenant-Governor to the Eight Honorable the Secretary of
State for the Colonies, and to the Secretary of State for the Dominion of Canada.
Certified, WM. SMITH,
Minister of Finance and Clerk of Executive Council.
Department of Secretary of State, 26th November, 1877.
Sir,—I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch of the 9th
inst, covering two copies of a further Minute of your Executive Council, dated the
8th inst.; on the subject of the construction of the Canadian Pacific Eailway, one of
which you request may be forwarded to the Eight Hon. the Secretary of State for
the Colonies for the consideration of Her Majesty's Government.
I have, &c, &c.,
E. W. SCOTT.
To His Honor the Lieut.-Governor of British Columbia.
Department of Secretary of State, 26th November, 1877.
Sir,—I have the honor to transmit to you, herewith, for the information of His
Excellency the Governor General a copy of a Minute of the Executive Council of the
Province of British Columbia, on the subject of the construction of the Canadian
Pacific Eailway, which Minute the Government of that Province requests may be
forwarded through the proper channel to the Eight Hon. the Secretary of State for
the Colonies for the consideration of Her Majesty's Government.
I have, &c., &c,
E. W. SCOTT.
To the Governor-General's Secretary.
Department of Secretary of State, 29th December, 1877.
Sir —With reference to your despatch of the 8th ultimo, and the accompanying
Minute of your Executive Council of the 8th of that month I have the honor to
ransmitto therewith for the information of your Government, a copy of an Order
o?Hr^eZcy thTGovernor-General in Council on the subject of the construction
of the Canadian Pacific Eailway. x
E. W. SCOTT.
To His Honor the Lieut.-Governor of British Columbia. 32
Copy of a Report of a Committee of the Honorable the Privy Council, approved by His
Excellency the Governor-General in Council, on the 2Uh December, 1877.
The Committee have had under consideration the despatch from the Lieut.-
Governor of British Cqlumbia of the 9th November, 1877 enclosing copy of a Minute
his Executive Council of the 8th of that month, which had been forwarded to the
Secretary of State for the Colonies on the subject of the construction of the Canadian
Pacific Eailway.
The Hon. the Minister of Public Works, to whom the above despatch and
enclosure were referred, observes that the Minute in question calls the attention ef
the Secretary of State for the Colonies to the delay the Earl of Carnarvon thought
necessary in commencing the construction of the Pacific Eailway in his despatch of
18th December, 1876, and 18th February, 1877, and states that the British Columbia
Government are anxious to obtain knowledge of the year's surveys as early as possible
in order that they may be in a position to convene the Local Legislature at an early
date and lay before it "^definite information as to the intentions of the Dominion Government to carry out its railway obligations."
The Minister reports that the delay deemed necessary before advertising for
tenders was consequent upon the manifest necessity of making a careful instrumental
survey of the Fraser Valley route, upon which an exploratory survey only had been
made in previous years.
That, as early as the season permitted, a large staff of engineers was sent to perform this work, under the immediate charge of Mr. Cambie.
That the field work was finished about the beginning of November, and in the
course of that month tho engineers returned to Ottawa, where they are now engaged
plotting the results of the season's operations.
That it will take some time to accomplish this-and to report in such detail as will
enable the Government to come to a decision as to the value of the route.
That it is impossible to venture upon any decided opinion at once of the complete
report, maps and profiles of the road which are now in course of preparation.
That the Government also took the necessary steps to obtain accurate . information regarding the possibility of a route to the ocean at PortEssington, at the mouth
of the Skeena Eiver, as well as to ascertain the feasibility of a better pass through the
Eocky Mountains in the vicinity of Pine Eiver. That the intormation on both these
points will be embraced in the report of the engineers, and will include the reports
of the naval officers upon the harbor at the mouth of the Skeena.
That as far as can be seen at present there would appear to be no necessity for
any further explorations in British Columbia with the view of the determination of the
best route from the summit of the Eocky Mountains to the sea.
That the conclusion reached will be duly communicated to the Secretary of State
for the Colonies.
The Committee concur in the foregoing report, and advise that a copy of this
Minute be transmitted to Lord Carnarvon and to the Lieutenant-Governor of British
Columbia.
Certified, W. A. HIMSWOETH, C.P.C.
Government House, Victoria, B.C., 15th January, 1878.
Sir,—I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch dated 29th
December, 1877, enclosing therewith a copy of an Order of His Excellency the Governor-General in Council on the subject of the construction of the Canadian Pacific
Eailway.
I have the honor to he, Sir, your obedient servant,
A. N. EICHAEDS,
Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia.
Hon. E. W. Soott, Secretary of State. 33
By Telegram from Victoria, B.C., to Hon B. W. Scott, Secretary of State.
Ottawa, March 19th, 1878.
Pacific Eailway.—Government desire to  be definitely informed immediately if
in this  Province at an early period of present
construction will be commenced
season ?
A. N. EICHAEDS.
Sir,
Government House, Victoria, B.C., 19th March, 1878.
.  -I have the honor to enclose you, herewith, for the consideration of the
Dominion Government, a copy of a Minute of my Executive Council, dated 18th inst,
embodying a telegram which I have this day forwarded to you, asking for a definite
answer with regard to the early commencement of the Canadian Pacific Eailway.
I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedient servant,
A. N. EICHAEDS,
Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia.
Hon. E. W. Scott, Secretary of State, Ottawa.
Copy of a Report of a Committee of the Honorable the Executive Council, approved by His
Honor the Lieutenant-Governor, on the l%th day of March, 1878.
In a memorandum from the Hon. Minister of Finance, dated 16th March, 1878,
reporting that it is desirable that it be represented to the Dominion Government that-
definite information relating to the commencement of the Eailway construction in
the Province should be communicated immediately to this Government, in order that
before the prorogation of the Provincial Legislature, an assurance may be given of
the intention of the Dominion Government to carry out in good faith the intimation
of Lord Carnarvon, that the year which has now passed should terminate the delay in
beginnino*. actual construction of railway; and recommending that His Excellency,
the Lieutenant-Governor, be requested to forward by telegraph to the Hon. the
the Secretary of State for the Dominion the following despatch : —
1 Pacific Eailway.—Government desire to be definitely informed immediately if
construction will be commenced in the Province at an early period of prosent season."
The Committe advise that the recommendation be approved.
Certified, Wm. SMITH,
Minister of Finance and Clerk Executive Council.
Telearam from Department of the Secretary of State  to Lieut.-Governor Richards,
* Victoria, B.C.
Ottawa, 27th March, 1878.
Pacific Eailway telegram 19th inst. answered by letter to-day.
E. W. SCOTT.
Department of Secretary of State, 27th March, 1878.
Sir —Your telegram of March 19th, stating that your Government desire to be
definitely informed immediately if the construction of the Pacific Eailway will be
commenced in British Columbia at an early period of the present season was duly
received    I *-toin^
SSt^td^ to'STS^ best route to be taken through British
21d—3 34
Columbia, when tenders will be invited in accordance with the terms of the Eailway
Act of 1874.
No time has been lost by the Government in promoting this enterprise as they
have pushed on the work as rapidly as possible with a view to a commencement
being made at the earliest practicable date.
I have, &c,
E. W. SCOTT.
To His Honor Lieut.-Governor Richards, Victoria, B.C.
Department of the Secretary of State, 6th April, 1878.
Sir,—I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch, No. 27-, of
the 19th ult., enclosing a copy of a Minute of Your Executive Council, embodying a
telegram forwarded by you on that day, asking for a definite answer with regard to
the early commencement of the Canadian Pacific Eailway.
My letter of the 27th ult., in reply to your telegram, will have given you full
information on the subject.
Yours, &c,
E. W. SCOTT.
To His Honor the Lieut-Governor of British Columbia.
Government House, Victoria, B.C., 16th April, 1878.
Sir,—I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch of the 27th
ult., informing me in answer to my telegram of the 19th ult., that as soon as the
engineers completed the mapping and calculations of the last season's work the Gov-
vernment will endeavor to finally decide upon the route to be taken by the Pacific
Eailway through British Columbia, when tenders will be invited in accordance with
the terms of the Eailway Act of 1874.
I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedient servant,
A. N. EICHAEDS, Lieut.-Gov. of British Columbia.
Hon. E. W. Scott, Secretary of State, Ottawa.
Copy of a Report of a Committee of the Honorable the Privy Couneil, approved by Mis
Excellency the Governor-General in Council on the 23rd May, 1878.
The Committee of Council have the honor to recommend that the Order in Council
of the 7th June, 1873, fixing Esquimalt, in Vancouver Island, as the terminus of the
Canadian Pacific Eailway, and requiring the conveyance to the Canadian Government
of a strip of land twenty miles in width along the eastern coast of Vancouver's Island,
between Seymour's Narrows and the Harbor at Esquimalt, be rescinded.
Certified,       W. A. HIMSWOETH, C.P.C.
Hon. Minister of Public Works.
Department of Secretary of State, 31st May, 1878.
Sir,—I am directed to transmit to you, herewith, for the consideration of your
Government a copy of a letter from the Secretary of the Department of Public
Works, in which it is requested that certain land therein described may be reserved
for the purpose of the probable terminus of the Canadian Pacific Eailway at Burrard
Inlet.
I have, &c,
E. W. SCOTT.
To His Honor tho Lieut.-Governor of British Columbia. 35
Ottawa, 29th May, 1878.
Sir,—I am directed.by the Hon. the Minister of Public Works to inform
you that an Order in Council has passed on the 23rd instant, cancelling that of the
7th June 1873 wh^h^designated Esquimalt.in Vancouver Island, as the terminus of
the.Canadian Pacific Eailway, and required the conveyance to the Canadian Government of a strip of land twenty miles in width along the eastern coast of that Island
between Seymour's Narrows and the Harbor of Esquimalt.
I am further directed to state that as Burrard Inlet will, in all probability, be
adopted as the western terminus of the Canadian Pacific Eailway, it is deemed advisable that a strip of land should be reserved for the conveyance to the Dominion Government, in accordance with the 11th paragraph of the terms of the Union, along
the said line of railway, beginning at English Bay or Burrard Inlet, and following
the Eiver Fraser to Lytton, thence by the valley of the Eiver Thompson to Ham-
loops, thence up the valley of the North Thompson, passing near to Lake Albreda
and Cranberry to Tete Jaune Cache, thence up the valley of the Fraser Eiver to the
summit of Yellow Head, or boundary between British Columbia and the North-West
Territories.
The Honorable the Minister of Public Works desires me to request you to convey the foregoing information to tho Government of British Columbia, in order that
they may take the necessary steps to reserve the land in question.
I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedient servant,
F. BEAUN, Secretary.
E. J. Langevin, Esq., Under-Secretary of State, Ottawa.
Government House, Victoria, B.C., 27th June, 1878.
Sir,—I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch of the 31st
ultimo, enclosing a cojry of a letter from the Secretary oi the Department of Public
Works, requesting that certain land maybe reserved for the probable terminus of the
Canadian Pacific Eailway at Burrard Inlet.
I have the honor to inform you that I have laid the matter before my Ministers.
I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedient servant,
A. N. EICHAEDS,
Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia.
Canadian Pacific Eailway Survey, Western Division,
Victoria, 11th June, 1878.
grR Tending axformal application by the Dominion Government for a reservation of the lands along the line of the proposed route for the Canadian Pacific Eailway through British Columbia, by the valleys of the North Thompson and Fraser
Eivers I have to request you, on their behalf, to reserve all lands which are now in
possession of the Government of British Columbia, on both sides of the Eiver Fraser,.
for a distance of five miles above the toll-gate at the town of Yale, and the same distance below that point, and for a width of one mile from the centre of the river on
Also for a reservation of the land in possession of the Government of British
Columbia adjoining the Eiver Thompson, for a width of two miles on each side of the
said river, and extending from the outlet of Kamloops Lake known as Savonas
Ferry, for a distance of five miles down the river, and a width of two miles from the
shore of Kamloops Lake for a distance of five miles above its outlet on both sides of
such lake. ,     ,-.. '  p I
T have the honor to be, Sir, yours, &c,
1 n H.J. CAMBIE,
Engineer in Charge of Surveys, British Columbia.
Hon. Forbes G. Vernon, Commissioner of Lands and Work?, Victoua, B.C.
2ld—3k Copy of a Report of a Committee of the Honorable the Privy Council, approved by His
Excellency the Governor General on the 13th July, 1878. v
On a memorandum dated 11th July, 1878, from the Hon. the Minister of Public
Works reporting that on the 1st June; 1877, an Order in Council was passed, m
accordance with the provisions of the Canadian Pacific Eailway Act of 1874, defining
the route of the railway between Fort William, on the Kaministiquia Eiver, and
Jasper House and Tete Jaune Cache. .
That the same Order in Council also defined the route from the last named point
to the Pacific Ocean in the event of the Bute Inlet or Dean Inlet routes being ultimately adopted, these being the routes through British Columbia, one of which at
that time it seemed probable would be adopted.
That later information has shown that it would be in the public interest that the
route of the railway from the neighbourhood of the Tete Jaune Cache, should be
towards Burrard Inlet.
The Minister, therefore, recommends that the route of the'railroad shall be defined
generally as passing from the neighborhood of the Tete Jaune Cache by the Albreda
Eiver to the North Thompson Eiver, and descending the valley of the said North
Thompson Eiver towards BLamloops Lake to the Fraser Valley at Lytton, and thence
descending the valley of the Fraser, by Yale and New Westminster to Port Moody,
-or such other point on or near Burrard Inlet, as may be found most convenient for
the purpose of harbor accommodation.
The committee submit the above recommendation for your Excellency's approval.;
Certified,       W. A. HIMSWOETH, C.P.C.
9th September, 1878.
Sir,—Eeferring to my letter of the 31st May last enclosing a copy of a letterf
from the Secretary of the Department of Public Works, in which your Government ]
was requested to reserve for conveyance to the Dominion Government, in accordance,
with tho 11th paragraph of the terms of the Union, lands in certain localities therein
set forth for the purposes of the Canadian Pacific Eailway, I have the honor to trans-l
mit to you herewith, a copy of^an Order of His Excellency the Governor General inj
Council in further relation to the subject.
1 have to request that this Order in Council may be brought under the early!
notice of your  Government with particular reference to the  concluding
thereof.
I have, &c.,
E. W. SCOTT, Secretary of State.
To His Honor the Lieut.-Governor of British Columbia, Victoria.
portion!
August 31st, 1878
Memorandum.—The undersigned reports that by the eleventh clause of thej
-agreement under the terms of which the Province of British Columbia entered thd
Dominion of Canada, the Government of British Columbia engaged to convey to thl
Dominion Government, in trust, to be appropriated in such manner as the Dominiol
Government may deem advisable, in furtherance of the construction of the Canadian
Pacific Eailway, an extent of public lands along the line of railway throughout itl
entire length in British Columbia (not, however, exceeding twenty (20) miles o3
each side of tho said line) equal to the area which might be appropriated for thl
same purpose by the Dominion Government from the Public Lands of the North-
West Territories and Province of Manitoba; the conditions of the agreement furthel
provide that the quantity of land held under preemption right or bv Crown em J
6feitS^ tb® ^'ac^of land in British Columbia to be so conveyed to 21
jood to the Dominion from
Dominion Government should be made
lands.
contiguous public
J 37
The undersigned further reports that by several Orders in Council in that
behalf the necessary public lands of the North-West Territories and Province of
Manitoba along the line of the said railway have been withdrawn from sale and
settlement, pending the appropriation thereof for tho purposes of the said railway;
and the route of the line of railway through Manitoba, the North-West Territories
and British Columbia having been now defined by Orders in Council, it is advisable
that the necessary appropriations should be made, and that the Government of
British Columbia should be called upon to convey to the Dominion Government such
extent of public lands in British Columbia as has been above specified. The undersigned therefore recommends that all public lands in the Province of Manitoba and
in the North-West Territories within twenty miles on each side of the said line of
Eailway be set apart for the purposes of the Canadian Pacific Eailway, and be
appropriated in such a manner as the Dominion Government may deem advisable in
furtherance of the construction of the said railway. The undersigned further
recommends that the Secretary of State be authorized on behalf of this Government
to inform the Government of British Columbia as to the route of the line of railway,
notifying them that all public lands in the Province of Manitoba and in tho North-
' West Territories, within twenty miles on each side of the line, have been set apart
as above mentioned, and to request that Government, in accordance with their agreement in that behalf, to convey to the Dominion Government in trust, to be appropriated in such manner as the Dominion Government may deem advisable
in furtherance of the construction of the said railway, a similar extent of public
lands along the line of railway throughout its entire length in British Columbia,
and to make good to the Dominion from contiguous public lands the quantity of
land (if any) which may be held under pre-emption right or by Crown grant within
the limits of the tract of land  in  British  Columbia, to  be so  conveyed to the
Dominion Government
Eespectfullv submitted,
A.MACKENZIE, Minister of Public Works.
Copy of a Report of a Committee of the Honorable the Privy Council, approved by His
Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the 3rd September, 1878.
On a report dated 31st August, 1878, from the Honorable the Minister of Public
Works stating that by the eleventh clause of the agreement under the terms of
which the Province of British Columbia entered the Dominion of Canada the Government of British Columbia engaged to convey to the Dominion Government, in trust
to be appropriated in such manner as the Dominion Government might deem advisable in furtherance of the construction of the Canadian Pacific Eailway an extent of
nubile lands along the line-of railway throughout its entire length m British Columbia
Foot however, exceeding twenty (20) miles on each side of the said line) equal to
the area^hich might be appropriated for the same purpose by the Dominion Government from the public lands of the North-West Territories and the Province of
Manitoba the conditions of the agreement further providing that the quantity of
Manitoba, ^eoouu, riffht 0r by Crown grant within the limits of the tract
^IJl&ffitotoTS-o conveyed to* the Dominion Government should
t.        a     ~~a +r. +>,a Dominion from contiguous public lands.
b6 "l&XSeveral QrS'n Council in* that behalf the necessary public lands of
I -mm W^f Territories and Province of Manitoba along the line ot the said rail-
the No^-^^SdSwn from sale and settlement, pending the appropriation
way have been ™d/^hf°5d raiiway; and the route of the line | ra.lway
thereof for the purpose of th    sart- ian    y, Columbia having been
^erelf°M tSFtTe Nortli-West Territories and British Columbia having been
through -^lto^*Jae.^^noii it is advisable that the necessary appropriation
now defined by Orders lQ^0U"™;,"'■. K&iijfl Hnlnmhia should bo called upon
should be made, and that the Goveinrr
to convey to the Dominion Govern
i i •_ „_ t-„„ i™Qt, ohnrfl snecineu.
now defined by Orders in ™ pr_ftrnment of British Columbia should bo called upon
tz^tc^z^iTiz^0^««-. of m •»* s jw*
Columbia as has been above specii 38
The Minister therefore recommends that all public lands in the Province of
Manitoba and in the North-West Territories, within twenty miles on each side of the
said line of railway, be set apart for the purpose of the Canadian Pacific Eailway, and
be appropriated in such manner as the Dominion Government may deem advisable in
furtherance of the construction of the s-ud railway.
The Minister further recommends that the Secretary of State be authorized on
behalf of this Government to inform the Government of British Columbia as to the
route of the line of railway, notifying them that all public lands in the Province of
Manitoba and in the North-West Territories within twenty miles on each side of the
line have been set apart as above mentioned, and to request that Government, in
accordance with their agreement in that behalf, to convey to the Dominion Government in trust-to be appropriated in such manner as the Dominion Government may
deem advisable in furtherance of the construction of the said railway, a similar extent
of public lands along the line of railway throughout its entire length in British
•Columbia ; and ,to make good to the Dominion from contiguous'public lands the
quantity of land (if any) which may be held under pre-emption right, or by Crown
grant within the limits of the tract of land in British Columbia to be so conveyed to
the Dominion Government.
The Committee submit the foregoing recommendations for Your Excellency's
approval.
Certified, W. A. HIMSWOETH, C.P.C.
Hon. Minister of Public Works.
Ottawa, 20th September, 1878.
Sir,—I havo the honor to transmit two copies of the plan shewing the line of the
Canadian Pacific Eailway through British Columbia as now defined, together with a
copy of the Order in Council of the 3rd inst., setting apart a certain area of land on
either side of the line throughout the Province for the purposes of the railway, and
I am directed to request you to obtain from the Government of British Columbia a
conveyance to the Dominion Government, in trust, of the extent of public lands
mentioned in the said Order in Council. ||||
I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedient servant,
F. BEAUN.
Hon. E. W. Scott, Secretary of State, Ottawa;
Department op Secretary op State, 23rd September, 1878.
Sir,—Adverting to my letter of the 9th inst., and its accompanying copy of an
Order m His Excellency the Governor General in Council of the 3rd inst, on the
subject of the land in the Province of British Columbia, to be reserved for the purposes of the Canadian Pacific Eailway, I have the honor to transmit to you, herewith
for the information of your Government, a copy of a letter from the Secretary of the
Department of Public Works, together with plan therein referred to, shewino* the
line of the said railway through that Province as now defined.' I have to request
that a conveyance may be obtained from your Government to that of the Dominion
in trust, ofthe extent of public lands mentioned in the  Order in Council of the 3rd'
instant.
I have, &c,
E. W  SCOTT
To His Hon. the Lieut-Governor of British Columbia, Victoria.
Government House, Victoria, B.C., 26th Sept, 1878.
_      Sir,—I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch of tho 9th
inst, enclosing a copy of an Order of His Excellency the Governor General in Conn- 39
cil requesting that certain lands in this Province may be reserved for the purposes
of the Canadian Pacific Eailway. I beg to inform you that a copy of your despatch
and its enclosure has been referred to my Executive Council.     r        J r
I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedient servant,
A. N. EICHAEDS, Lieut.-Gov. of British Columbia.
Government House, Victoria, B. C., 10th Oct., 1878.
Sir,—I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch of the 23rd
ult., enclosing a copy of a letter from the Secretary of the Department of Public
Works,^together with plan therein referred to, shewing the line of the Canadian
Pacific Eailway through this Province as now defined ; and requesting that a conveyance may be obtained from my Government to that of the Dominion, in trust, of
the extent of public lands mentioned in a certain Order in Council of the 3rd ult,
and forwarded to me in a despatch dated 9th ult. I bog to inform you that I have
referred a copy of your despatch and its enclosures (2) to my Executive Council.
I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedient servant,
A. N. EICHAEDS, Lieut.-Gov. of British Columbia.
Hon. E. W. Scott, Secretary of State, Ottawa.
Government House, Victoria, B.C., 9th November, 1878.
Sir,—I have the honor to enclose to you herewith a copy of a Minute of my
Executive Council dated 5th inst., calling the attention of the Dominion Government
to despatches of the 31st May, 9th and 23rd of September, 1878, respectively, having
reference to the reservation and conveyance, for the purposes of the Canadian
Pacific Eailway, of land on the mainland of British Columbia, and requesting that
the present Dominion Government will be good enough to communicate their views
on said despatches to the present Government of this Province as soon as possible.
I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedient servant,
A. N. EICHAEDS, Lieut.-Governor of British Columbia.
Hon. Secretary of State, Ottawa, Canada.
Copy of a Report of a Committee of the Honorable the Executive Council, approved by
Mis Excellency the Lieutenant-Governor on the fifth day of November, 1878. •
The Committee of Council consider it advisable to respectfully invite the attention of the Dominion Government to their predecessors' despatches of the 31st of
May 9th of September and 23rd of September, 1878, respectively, referring to the
reservation and conveyance, for the purposes of the Canadian Pacific Eailway, of
land on the mainland of British Columbia, and to request the present Dominion
Government to be good enough to communicate their views on said despatches to this
Government as soon as possible.       ,,,,,        ..      ■, ,      , ,. „ ,
The Committee would observe that the land mentioned has been fully reserved
for railway purposes and that every facility should and will be given to the Dominion
Government to enable them to commence railway construction in the Province at the
WKSeP0^3tSe,SS2 ih»t this Minute be approved and that a copy thereof be
• forwarded to the Dominion G™J™g^       1 M> HUMPHREYS,
Clerk of the Executive Council. 40
Department Secretary op State, Ottawa, 26th November, 1878.
Sir,—I am directed to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch, No. 102, of the
9th inst., enclosing a copy of a Minute of your Executive Council, calling attention
to despatches of tho 31st May, of the 9th and 23rd September, 1878, respectively,
having reference to the reservation and conveyance, for the purposes of the Canadian
Pacific Eailway, of land on the mainland of British Columbia.
I have, &c,
E. W. SCOTT.
To His Honor the Lieutenant-Governor of Victoria.
Department Secretary of State.
Sir,—With reference to the letters from your Department, of the 29th May and
the 30th September laBt, I am directed to. transmit to you, herewith, for your information, a copy of a despatch from His Honor the Lieutenant-Governor of British
Columbia, and of the Minute of His Executive Council therein referred to, on the
subject of the reservation and conveyance, for the purposes of the Canadian Pacific
Eailway, of land on the mainland of that Province.
I may mention that the letters of the 31st May and the 23rd September, referred
to by His Honor, were addressed to him from this Department, enclosing for the
information of his Government, copies of the communications from your Department
of the dates above cited, and that tho letter of 30th September was also from this
Department, enclosing a copy of the Order of His Excellency the Governor General
m Council, of the 3rd of that month, on the subject of the route of the C.P.E.
I have, &c,
■   M . ,      „ ^ ,..   _   ,    a E. W. SCOTT.
Hon. Minister of Public Works, Seeretary.
(Telegram.)
Victoria, British Columbia, 16th January, 1879.
Expected reply to my despatch of 9th November.    Not having been received
please acquam  Government by telegram with your railway policy, as Leo-islature
meets twenty-ninth January.   Ministry anticipating a reply, have deferred tfoubUng
HnSSS11? A lat*ep ^m6Dt;    Al8° Pleaf* f0rw^ accompanying telegS
to Imperial Government if their reply to Province not received.   Secretary btate
^^^^^^emm of Legislative Assemb1^^ ™*» *™£
Hon. Secretary of State, Ottawa. A' *' RICHARDS> Lieutenant-Governor. M
Government House, Victoria, B.C., 17th January, 1879
ernment on the subject of their railway poKcTafdE?tn |» / Dom™ G+°J"
rSi6—1 mm ft ^petitlnt t^^Ti^ £ Z
Impe^^ forwarded to the
Minutter^^ enclosed copy of
I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedient servani
Hon. Secretary of State for SS^^V^^^^^ °f £HUsh C°lumUa' 41
Copy of a Report of a Committee of the Honorable the Executive Council, approved by
His Excellency the Lieutenant-Governor, on the 16th day of January, 1879.
The Committee of Council recommend that His Honor the Lieutenant-Governor
be respectfully requested to forward the following telegrams, which explain themselves, to the Hon. the Secretary of State :—
Victoria, 15th January, 1879.
Hon. Secretary of State, Ottawa.
Expected reply to my despatch of ninth November. Not having been received,
please acquaint Government by telegram with your railway policy, as Legislature
meets twenty-ninth January. Ministry anticipating a reply, have deferred troubling
your Government until latest moment. Also please forward accompanying telegram
to Imperial Government, if their reply to Province not received.
British Columbia, 15th January, 1879. ■
Secretary State Colonies, London.
No reply to petition of Legislative Assembly, which meets^ twenty-ninth.   Has
it been forwarded ?
The Committee also recommend that copies of this Minute be sent to the Imperial
and Dominion Governments.
Certified, THOS. BASH- HUMPHEEYS,
Clerk of the Executive Councils
By telegraph from Victoria, B.C., 18th February, 1879.
Ottawa, 19th February, 1879.
Please acquaint me by telegraph, for information of Com. Legislative Assembly,
if despatch of Dominion Government, 13th June, 1876, locating Eailway, was rescinded
or withdrawn, with, date, and made by telegraph or letter of such withdrawal.
FEEDEEICK: WILLIAMS, Speaker.
To Secretary of State.
Department op Secretary of State, Ottawa, 6th March, 1819.
Letter from Department of Public Works, with a plan shewing line route through
British Columbia, as defined by Order in Council of July, 1878, was sent to Governor
of British Columbia by the Secretary of State's letter of 23rd September last, and
receipt acknowledged. § j. C. AIKINS.   ft
To Frederick Williams, Speaker, Legislative Assembly, Victoria, B.C.
By telegraph from Victoria, B.C.
Ottawa, 18th March, 1879.
Your telegram shows you misunderstood mine, which relates to Dominion
despatch, 9th June, 1876, requesting railway reserve, between Tellow Head Pass_and
point near St. George.    Please reply as requested immediately.    House awaits it.
P. WILLIAMS, Speaker.
To Secretary of State. 	 42
Ottawa, 31st March, 1879
Sir,—In reference to your memorandum of the 19tb instant, enclosing certain
telegrams from the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, with
respect to the reservation of lands along the line of the Canadian Pacific Eailway,
I have the honor to state that the Order in Council of 9th June, 1876, concurring in
the report of the Minister of Public Works, dated 7th June, 1876, was not acted on
by tho British Columbia Government; that an Order in Council, dated the 1st June,
1877, defined the routes in the event of the selection of either Bute Inlet or Dean
Inlet as the terminus; that an Order in Council, dated the 13th July, 1878, superseded
previous Order in Council, in so far as the route to be followed is concerned, defining
that route as from Tete Jaune Cache to Burrard Inlet Finllay, that an Order in
Council, dated 3rd September, 1878, transmitted to you with my letter of the 20th
of that month, requested the British Columbia Government to convey to the Dominion
Government certain lands along the line of Eailway, as shewn on the plan accompanying my letter.
I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedient servant,
F. BEAUN, Secretary.
E. J. Langevin, Under-Secretary of State.
Telegram.
Department of the Secretary op State, Ottawa, 22nd March, 1879.
Order in Council of 9th June, 1876, respecting line of Pacific Eailway superseded
by subsequent Order. Line as at present defined shewn on map sent to Lieut.-
Governor in letter of 23rd September last, by late Ministry.
J. C. AIKINS, Secretary of State.
To the Speaker Legislative Assembly, Victoria, B.C.
Department op Secretary of State, 24th March, 1879.
Sir,—With reference to your telegrams of the 19th ult., and the 18th inst, and to
my replies thereto of the 6th and 22nd inst, on the subject of the line of the Canadian
Pacific Eailway, I have honor t© inform you that as regards the Order of His
Excellency the Governor-General in Council of the 9th June, 1876, a copy of which
was enclosed in the letter from this Department of the 13th of that month, that
Order in Council was superseded by a subsequent order, in so far as the route t® be
followed is concerned, defining that route from Tete Jaune Cache to Burrard Inlet.
I have to add that by an Order in Council of the 3rd September last, a copy of
which was enclosed to the Lieut.-Governor on the 9th of that month, the British
Columbia Government was requested to convey to the Dominion Government certain
lands about the line of railway, as shown on a plan, which plan was enclosed to the
Lieut-Governor on the 23rd of tho same month.
I have, &c, ,
To the Speaker Legislative Assembly, Victoria, B.C.
J. C. AIKINS.
Viot©ria, B.C., 14th April, 1879. |p
Assembly adjourned, awaiting information as to your railway policy.    Please
reply immediately. J  v     J
Honorable Secretary of Slate.   I    ^ I EICHABBS' I******* ¥ M « 43
16th April, 1879.
Memorandum,—The undersigned represents that on a memorandum from the Chief
Engineer of the Canadian Pacific Eailway dated 29th May, 1873, an Order in Council
was passed 7th June, 1873, fixing Esquimalt, on Vancouver Island, as the terminus
oi that railway in British Columbia.
I ^h&t- subse3uentl7. 25*b- March, 1875, an Order in Council was passed authorizing
the Dominion Government to notify the Government of British Columbia, that it
would Tje necessary that the Legislature of that Province then in Session, should pass
an Act setting apart such extent of public lands along the line of the railway in
Vancouver Island, in the manner set forth by the 11th paragraph of the terms of
agreement of the Union.
That on the 23rd of May, 1878, the late Government, had another Order in
Council passed, cancelling that of 7th June, 1873 (which fixed the terminus at
Esquimalt), but no reason appears to have been given for their action in the matter,
^nor is there any mention made of the Order in Council of 25th March, 1875, which
provides for the appropriation of the necessary lands in Vancouver Island.
The undersigned would therefore recommend that in the absence of satisfactory
reasons having been given for cancelling the Order in Council of May 23rd, 1878,'
cancelling it be annulled, and that of June 7th, 1873 be revived.
The undersigned would also recommend that a copy of this Eeport to Council,
if approved, be furnished to the Honorable the Secretary of State for transmittal to
the Government of British Columbia for their information.
Eespectfully submitted, •
CHARLES TUPPEE, Minister of Public Works.
Department of the Secretary of State, 24th April, 1879.
Sir,—I have the honor to transmit to you, herewith, for the information of your
Government a copy of an Order of His Excellency the Governor General in Council
on the subject of the terminus of the Canadian Pacific Eailway in the Province of
British Columbia.
I have &c, &c,
J. C. AIKINS.
To His Honor the Lieut.-Governor of British Columbia, Victoria.
Copy of a Report of a Committee of the Honorable the Privy Conncil, approved by His
Excellency the Governor General in.Council on the 22nd April, 1879.
On a memorandum, dated 16th April, 1879, from the Hon. the Minister of Public
Works representing that on a memorandum from the Chief Engineer of the Canadian
Pacific Eailway, dated May 23id, 1S73, an Order in Council was passed June 7th,
1873   fixing Esquimalt, on Vancouver Island, as the terminus of that railway in
British Columbia. . .
That subsequently, March 25th, 1875, an Order in Council was passed authorizing
the Dominion Government to notify the Government of British Columbia that it
would be necessary that the Legislature of that Province then in Session should pass
an Act setting apart such extent of public lands along the line of the railway in
Vancouver Island, in the manner set forth by the 11th paragraph of the terms
of agreement of the Union. BB        MBMwB
That on the 23rd of May, 1878, the late Government had another Order in
Council passed cancelling that of June 7th, 1873 which fixed the terminus at Esquimalt, but no reason appeared to have been given for ^en* action in the matter, nor
i: is there any mention made of the Order in Council of March, 25th  1875, wh.ch provided for the appropriation of the necessary lands in Vancouver Island. 44
The Minister, therefore, recommends that in the absence of satisfactory reasons
having been given for cancelling the Order in Council of June 7th, 1873, that the Ordor
in Council of 23rd May, 1878, cancelling it be annulled, and that of June 7th, 1873
be revived. „
He also recommends that a copy of his report to Council, if approved, be furnished to the Honorable the Secretary of State kfor,transmission to the Government
of British Columbia for their information. j
The Committee submit the above recommendations for Your Excellency s-
approval.
Certified,
W. A. HIMSWOETH, C.P.C.
Government House, Victoria, B.C., 15th May, 1879.
Sir,—I have the honor to asknowledge tho receipt of your despatch, No. 1171 on
303, of the 24th ult., enclosing a copy of an Order of His Excelloncy the Governor
General in Council, on the subject of the Canadian Pacific Eailway in this Province.
I beg to inform you that I have referred a copy of your despatch and enclosure
to' my Executive Council.
I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedient servant,
A. N. EICHAEDS, Lieut.-Governor of British Columbia,
Hon. J. C. Aikins, Secretary of State for Canada.
Government House, Victoria, B.C., 19th May, 1879.
Sir,—I have the honor to enclose to you, herewith, a copy of a Minute of my
Executive Council having reference to the cancellation of the railway reservation on
the mainland, made at the instance of the Dominion Government under Order of
May, 1878.
I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedient servant,
A. N. EICHAEDS, Lieut,-Governor of British Columbia.
Hon. J. C. Aikins, Secretary of State for Canada.
Copy of a Report of a Committee of the Honorable the Executive Council, approved by
His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor, on the l£th day of May, 1879.
The Committee of the Council have had under consideration despatch of the 24th
April, 1879, from the Hon. the Secretary of State, informing this Government that
the Privy Council had by Minute of the 42nd April, 1879, cancelled their Order of
the 23rd of May, 1878, and revived their Order of the 7th of June, 1873, which fixed
the terminus of the Canadian Pacific Eailway at Esquimalt, and they advise that the
Dominion Government be at once requested to inform the Provincial Government
whether the following reserve made for railway purposes, at the instance of the Dominion Government, under the said Order of May, 1*78, shall be cancelled, as it is
highly undesirable that the land should longer be withdrawn from settlement, that is
to say, a tract of land beginning at English Bay, on Burrard Inlet, and following
Eraser Eiver to Lytton ; thence by Thompson Eiver valley to Kamloops ; thence up
the valley of the North Thompson, passing near Lakes Albreda and Onioberry to
Tete Jaune Cache; thence up the Fraser Eiver valley to the summit of the Yellow
Head Pass, or the boundary between British Columbia and the North-West Territories. The Committee further advise that a copy of this Minute be forwarded to
the Dominion Government.
Certified,       THOMAS BASIL HUMPHREYS, Clerk Executive Council. SlR,-
45
Department of Secretary of State, 2rid June, 1879.
am directed to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch, No; 42, of the
19th, enclosing a copy of a Minute of your Executive Council having reference to the
concellation of  the railway reservation on tho mainlands of British Columbia, under
the Order of His'Excellency the Governor General of tho 23rd May, 1878.
I have, &c,
_   _ E. J. LANGEVIN.
To His Honor the Lieut-Governor of British Columbia, Victoria.
Department of Secretary of State, 18th June, 1S79.
Sir,—With reference to your despatch, No. 42, of the 19th ultimo, and its accompanying Minute of your Executive Council, I have the honor to transmit to you, herewith, for the information of your Government, a copy of an Order, of His Excellency
the Governor General in Council, relative to the reservation of certain lands on the
mainland of British Columbia for tho purposes of the Canadian Pacific Eailway.
I have, &c,
J. C. AIKINS.
'To His Honor the Lieut.-Governor of British Columbia, Victoria.
Copy of a Report of a Committee of the Honorable the Privy Council approved by His
Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the 12th June, 1879.
On a memorandum dated 10th June, 1879, from the Hon. tho Minister of Eailways and Canals, stating that he has had under consideration a communication dated
19th May, 1879, from the Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia, enclosing a
Minute of his Executive Council of the 14th May, 1879, in reference to the reservation of land on the mainland of British Columbia, between Burrard Inlet and Yellow
He"ad Pass.
The Minister recommends that the Government of British Columbia bo informed
that the object of the Order in Council of the 22nd April, 1879, was simply to rescind
the Order in Council of the 23rd May, 1878, so as to leave the Government free to
-adopt whichever route might appear in the public interst the most eligible.
That it is not proposed to release the reservation of land on either route, and it
is felt that this will result in no serious inconvenience for the short period which will
now elapse before the location of the railway will be finally established.
The Committee submit the above recommendation for Your Excellency's approval.
Certified,
Hon. Secretary of State.
W. A. HIMSWOETH, C.P.C.
Government House, Victoria
B.C., 8th July, 1879.
q     t have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch, No. 1693 on
oao nf thfl 18th ultimo, enclosing a copy of an Order of His Excellency the Governor
p a' , -n Pouncil relative to the reservation of certain land* on the mainland of
if "tVh riiTimhia for the purpose of the Canadian Pacific Eailway, and to inform you
S?!\S^Kyour^Patohandendo8areto my Executive Council for their
• consideration. ^ h^Qr tQ ^ ^ yom. obedient 8ervant,
A. N. EICHAEDS, Lieut.-Governor of British Columbia.
Hon. J. C. Aikins, 1
uretary of Stato, Ottawa. 46
Department of Secretary of State, 11th October, 1879.
Sir,—I am directed to transmit to you herewith copy of an Order in Council,
dated the 4th instant, confirming tho Order in Council of the 13lhof July, 1878,
defining the line of route of the Canadian Pacific Eailway through British Columbia
to a point on or near Burrard Inlet.
I have, &c,
J. C. AIKINS.
To His Honor the Lieut.-Governor of British Columbia, Victoria.
Copy of a Report of a Committee of the Honorable the Privy Council,  approved by His
Excellency the Governor-General in Council on the 4th October, 1879.
On the recommendation of the Hon. the Minister of Eailways and Canals, the Committee advise that the Order in Council of the 13th July, 1878, defining the line of
route of the Canadian Pacific Eailway through British Columbia to a point on or near
Burrard Inlet be confirmed.
Certified, W. A. HIMSWOETH, C.P.C.
Hon. Minister of Eailways and Canals.
Government House, Victoria, B.C., 29 th October, 1879.
Sir,—I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of a despatch from the Under-.
Secretary of State, dated 11th instant,-enclosing a copy of an Order in Council dated
4th instant, confirming the Order in Council of 13th July, 1878, defining the line of
route of the Canadian Pacific Eailway through this Province to a point on or near
Burrard Inlet.
I have further the honor to inform you that I have caused a copy of the despatch
and enclosure to be laid before my Ministers.
I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedient servant,
A. N. EICHAEDS, Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia.
Hon. Secretary of State, Ottawa.
By lelegram from Victoria, B.C.'
Ottawa, 31st October, 1879.
Please forward   copy  Order in   Council,   thirteenth  July,   1878, referred   to
in despatch 11th instant, as defining route Pacific by British Columbia.'
A. N. EICHAEDS, Lieutenant-Governor.
Hon. Secretary of State.
13th November, 1879.
Sis,—In compliance with the request contained in  your telegram of the 31st
ultimo, I have the honor to transmit to you, herewith, a copy of  an Order of His
Excellency the Governor-General in Council, referred to in my letter of the 11th
ultimo, on the subject of the route of the Canadian Pacific Eailway.
I havo, &c,
m   rr- -rr        I    -r. ^' C- AIKINS. Secretary of State
To His Honor the Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia, Victoria. 47
Government House, Victoria, B.C., 3rd December, 1879.
Sir,—I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch   No   2^*T
on 1672, of the 13th ultimo   enclosing a copy of an Order of His Exellency the
Governor General m Council referred to in your letter of the 11th October last  on
the subject of the route of the Canadian Pacific Eailway. '
I have further the honor to inform you that I have caused a copy of your
despatch and enclosure to be handed to my Ministers for their information.
I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedient servant,
^      T „   . _ A- N- EICHAEDS, Liei.l.-Governor of British Columbia.
Hon. J. C. Aikins, Secretary of State, Ottawa.
Copy of a Report of a Committee of the Honorable the Privy Conncil, approved by His
Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the 16th December, 1879.
On a memorandum dated 15th December, 1879, from the Hon. the Minister of
the Interior referring to the appointment of the Hon. J. W. Trutch, C.M.G. by
Order in Council of the 9th instant, as resident agent for British Columbia, part of
his duties being to assist and advise the Department of the Interior in the administration of the railway lands in that Province.
The Minister recommends that the Government of British Columbia be now
requested to take steps, without unnecessary delay, to convey to the Dominion Government the lands for twenty miles on each side of the railway line in the said
Province, persuant to the eleventh section of the terms of Union between British
Columbia and the Dominion, and in accordance with the location of the railway as
described in the Order in Council of the 4th October last, a copy of which has been
transmitted to the said Government.
The Committee submit the above recommendation for your Excellency's approval.
Certified, J. O. COTE, Asst. C.P.C.
Hon. Secretary of State.
Department of Secretary State, Ottawa, 9th January, 1880.
Sir—Eeferring to previous   correspondence upon the subject of the line of
route of tho Canadian Pacific Eailway through British Columbia, I have the honor to
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request that steps may be taken by your Government, without unnecessary delay, to
convey to the Dominion Government the lands for twenty miles on each side of the
railway line in the said Province, pursuant to the eleventh section of the terms of
Union between British Columbia and the Dominion, and in accordance with the
location of the railway as described in the Order in Council of the 4th of October last,
a copy of which was transmitted to you with Mr. Under-Secretary Langevin's letter
of the 13th of that month.
I have, &c,
J. C. AIKINS, Secretary of State.
To His Honor the Lieut-Governor of British Columbia, Victoria.
Government House, Victoria, B.C., 30th January, 1880.
Sir-I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch of the 9th
inst   requesting that steps may be taken V my Government, with as little delay as
possible to convey to the Dominion Government the lands for twenty miles on each
sTde of the Svav line through this Province   pursuant to the eleventh section of
the terms of Union between this Province an.dnf5 *>™ Wlth
Lt.   i      *-~   Anr.^;\^aA ,-„ tiiA Order in Council of the 4tn UctoDer last
uie location described in tne \ji ucx w w 48
I have further the honor to inform you
that I have caused a copy of your
my Executive Council for their consideration,
ve the honor to be, Sir, your obedient servant,
A. N. EICHAEDS,
Hon. J. C. Aikins, Secretary of State.
-despatch to be referred to
I hi
Lieut.-Governor of British Columbia.
Copy of a Report of a Committee of the Honorable the Privy Council, approved by His
Excellency the Governor General in Council on the 2bth February, 1880.
On a mcmeorandum dated 18th February, 1880, from the Hon. the Minister of
the Interior, bringing to the notice of Your Excellency in Council the fact that so far
.as he is aware, no action has been taken by the Government of British Columbia
towards conveying to the Dominion the lands for railway purposes agreed to be transferred by the Province to Canada, under section 11 of the "terms and conditions of Union," in compliance with the Order in Council of the 16th of December
last, a copy of which was duly transmitted to the Government of said Province.
The Minister recommends that tho Government of British Columbia be again
communicated with, and requested to comply with the terms of the said Order in
Council, and that tho necessary legislation with such view may be obtained during
the ensuing Session of the Legislative Assembly.
The Minister further recommends in connection with this subject, that the Government of British Columbia be informed that the Hon. J. W. Trutch, C.M.G., has
been appointed a confidential agent of the Dominion in that Province, and is fully
authorized to represent the Government in all communications verbal or otherwise
with the Government of the Province on the subject of the adjustment and transfer of
the land grant for railway purposes set forth in the " terms and conditions of Union,"
and that Mr. Trutch is accordingly duly accredited to the Government of British
Columbia with such view.
The Committee concur in the foregoing recommendations and submit the same
for Your Excellency's approval, it being understood that all such arrangements before
being finally concluded be sanctioned by the respective Governments.
Hon. Secretary of State.
Certified,
J. O. COTE, C.P.C.
3rd March, 1880.
SlR,-
-I have the honor-to inform 3-ou that, so far as this Government is aware,
no action has been taken by the Government of British Columbia towards conveying
to the Dominion the lands for railway purposes agreed to be transferred by that
Province to Canada under "section 11 of the "terms and conditions of Union," in
compliance with the request contained in my letter of the 9th ult.
I have, therefore, to request that the early attention of your Government may
be called to the subject, with a view to a compliance with the terms of my letter j
above cited, and to the necessary legislation to that end being obtained during the
•ensuing Session of the Legislative Assembly.
I have further to inform you in connection with this subject, that the hon. J. W.j
Trutch, C.M.G., has been appointed a confidential agent of the Dominion in the Province!
of British Columbia, and is fully authorized to represent the Dominion Government]
in all communications verbal or otherwise with the Government of that Province on
the subject of the adjustment and transfer of the land granted for railway purposes
set forth m the terms and conditions of Union,'and that Mr. Trutch is accordingly!
duly accredited to the Government of British Columbia with that view. °
Yours, &c,
tvti-  tt        HI        H J- c* AIKINS, Secretary of State.
lo His Honor the Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia, Victoria. 49
Government House, Victoria, B.C., March 27th, 1880.
Sir,—I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch of the 3rd
inst, requesting my Government to convey to the Government of the Dominion, the
lands for railway purposes agreed to be transferred by this Province to Canada,
cinder section 11 of the " terms and conditions of Union " and further informing
me of the appointment of the Hon. J. W. Trutch, C.M.G., as confidential agent of
the Dominion in this Province.
I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedient servant,
A. N. EICHAEDS, Lieut.-Governor\of British Columbia.
Government House, Victoria, B.C., April 1st, 1880.
Sir,—I have the honor to enclose a copy of a Minute of my Executive Council,
dated 27th ultimo, by which you will see that the necessary steps will be taken at
the ensuing Session of the Legislature, to convey to the Dominion Government the-
railway lands on the mainland alluded to in your despatch of the 3rd ultimo.
I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedient servant,
A. N. EICHAEDS, Lieut.-Governor of British Columbia.
Hon. J. C. Aikins, Secretary of State, Ottawa.
Copy of a Report of a Committee of the Honorable the Executive Council, approved by-
His Excellency the Lieutenant-Governor on the 21th day of March, 1880.
The Committee of Council advise that the Dominion Government be informed
that the legislation necessary to transfer the railway lands on the mainland, alluded
to in the despatch of the Hon. the Secretary of State, dated the 3rd day of March,.
1880, will be undertaken at the ensuing Session of toe Legislature.
Certified,       THOS-p. HUMPHREYS, Clerk of the Executive Council.
Government House, Victoria, 11th October, 1880.
Sir, —I have the honor to enclose to you, herewith, a copy of a Minute of my
Executive Council, dated the 4th day of October, instant, inviting the attention of
the Dominion Government to the representation made by this Government regarding
the commencement of the Island Section of the Canadian Pacific Eailway not later
than next spring and respectfully requesting that this Government be informed of the
arrangement made by the Dominion Government for carrying out the above object.
I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedient servant,
A. N. EICHAEDS, Lieut.-Governor of British Columbia.
Hon. Secretary of State, Ottawa.
Copy of a Report of a Committee of the Honorable the Executive Council, approved by
Mis Excellency the Lieutenant-Governor on the 4th day of October, 1880.
The Committee of Council deem it advisable that the attention of the Dominion
Government be earnestly invited to the official representation made by this Govern-
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ment res
tent be earnesuy mviuc-a ^^v,^-™--.^  __.
pecting the expediency of the Island Section of the Canadian Pacific Eailway
nmenced not later than next Spring, and that the Dominion be respectfully
iirffed to make such arrangements as may be required to eommence and vigorously
prosecute the work in the early part of the coming year.
The Committee advise that the Domimon Government be   also   respectfully.
rpnnwrf-Pd to inform this Government of their arrangement for carrying out the above
ot?K^^tESTooE7 of this Order (if approved) be forwarded to the Hon. the
Secretary of Sg^ified        T> b. HDMPHEEYS, Clerk of the Executive Council.
28th September, 1880.
21d—4 50
Government House, Victoria, 16th October, 1880.
SIRj—I have the honor to enclose to you herewith a copy of a Minute of my
Executive Council dated the 14th day of October instant, authorizing the Hon. A.,
DeCosmos, M.P., to press upon the Dominion Government the importance of their
carrying out their agreement, to construct the Island Sections of the Canadian Pacific
Eailway, to print out the advantage to be gained therefrom as well as the serious
injuries sustained by the Province in consequence of the withdrawal from sale -and
settlement for the past seven years'of the extensive area of valuable lands along the
east coast of Vancouver Island.
I have the honor ta be, Sir, your obedient servant,
A. N. EICHAEDS, Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia.
Hon. Secretary of State, Ottawa.
Copy of a Report of a Committee of the Honorable the Executive Council, approved by
His Excellency the Lieutenant-Governor on the 14th day of. October, 1880.
The Committeo of Council are of opinion, that the interests of the Province
require that some porson resident at Ottawa, should be authorized on behalf of this
Government, to press upon the Dominion Government the importance of their carrying out their agreement to construct the Island Section of the C madian Pacific Rail'
way, and at the same time to point out the commercial and economic value of the
work, as well as tho serious injury sustained by the Province, by the withdrawal
from sale and settlement for the past seven years, at tho instance of the Dominion
Government, of tho extensive area of valuable lands along the east coast of Vancouver
Island without even tho compensating advantages of railway construction, aside from,
the larger question of wealth and prosperity involved in its completion.
That such authority should be given at once so as to afford ample time and
opportunity to the Dominion Government, to make their arrangements for proceeding
actively with the work, and without further delay.
The Committee, therefore, advise that the Hon. A. DeCosmos, M.P., who is
now, it is believed, in Ottawa, receive such authority, and that he be requested upon
his accepting the same, to report the result of his proceedings to this Government
from time to time.
It is further advised that copies hereof (if approved) be forwarded to the Hon.
the Secretary of State and to the Hon. Mr. DeCosmos.
Certified,
T. B. HUMPHEEYS, Clerk of the Executive Council.
25th October, 1880.
Sir,—I have tho honor to acknowledge tho receipt of your despatch of the 11th
instant, enclosing a copy of the Minute of your Executive, dated the 4th of that month,
inviting the attention of the Dominion Government to the representation made by
your Government regarding the commencement of the Island Section of the Canadian
Pacific Eailway not later than next spring, and also requesting that your Government
may be informed of the arrangement made by the Dominion Government for carrvin/r
out that object. J   &
I have, &c,
J. C. AIKINS, Secretary of State.
To His Honor Tho Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia, Victoria. 51
4th November, 1880.
Sir,—I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch of the 16th
ultimo, enclosing copy of a Minute of your Executive Council of 14th ultimo, authorizing the Hon. A. DeCosmos, M.P., to press upon the Dominion Government the
importance of their carrying out their agreement to construct the Island Section of the
Canadian Pacific Railway, to point out the advantages to be gained therefrom, as well
as the serious injuries sustained by the Province in consequence of the withdrawal
from sale and settlement, for the past seven years, of the extensive area of valuable
lands along the east coast of Vancouver Island.
I have, &c,
J. C. AIKINS, Secretary of State.
To His Honor The Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia, Victoria.   

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