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INDEX PREPARED BY Mr. DeCOSMOS TO PAPERS PUBLISHED, IN
1830, BY ORDER OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF BRITISH
COLUMBIA, IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OF
THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY BETWEEN THE DOMINION,
IMPERIAL, AND PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENTS.
PAfflS
Accepted Terms of Union 140-143
Act of B. 0., authorizing the granting of
certain Public Lands in V.I. to the Dom.
Govt, for Railway purposes, Assented
to April 22, 1875  217
Act of B. C, authorizing the granting of
certain Public Lands on Mainland to
the Dom. Govt, for Railway purposes,
Assented to May 8, 1880  299
Acknowledgment by Lieut.-Gov. of receipt of Confidential Cable Message,
June 26,1874, from Faulkner, Bell & Co 179
Admiral DeHorsey's report to the Admiralty that, from surveys made, the
vicinity of the Skeena River is nnfit
for Ocean Terminus, Oct. 9, 1877  269
Address of Gov. Gen. delivered in B.C. on
the Railway relations existing between *
Dom.Govt. and B.C., Sept, 20,1876.249-261
Address of Legislative Assembly to Lieut.-
Gov.,   asking  His Honor   to   protest
against infraction by Canada of most
important clause in Terms of Union... 154
Application by Dom. Govt, for reservation
of laud in Vancouver Island for Railway purposes, June 7, 1873  144
ATTORNEY-Gen. to Mr. JSdgar:
acknowledging receipt of Letter submitting proposals for a change in
Railway clause of Terms of Union,
May 11, 1874  161
Gn Credentials, May 18, 1874    162
ATTORNEY-Gen. to Mr. Mackenzie:
asking for Credentials, July 4, 1874   179
referring to copies of Protest of B.C.
Govt, against infraction of Terms of
Union ;   also, copies of charts, July
13,1874 ,  181
ATTORNEY-Gen. to Sec. of State :
asking for documentary authority to
act as Delegate to London, July 11,
1874  180
asking that  B. C. Govt, be officially
informed of Carnarvon's decision on
Railway matters, Jan. 23,1875... ..... 213
ATTORNEY-Gen. to Colonial Sec. :
notifying His   Lordship of arrival  in
London, July 28, 1874  192
asking for His Lordship's conclusions
on Petition, 201; submitting further
comments on said Petition, Oct. 31,
1874  202-209
ATTORNEY-Gen. to Under-Sec. of State for
Colonies: telegram, March 3, 1875,
asking authorization for Govt, to use
Railway Despatch given him  213
ATTORNBY-Gen. to Mr. Trutch:
acknowledging receipt of two Letters
on Railway lands, and stating a reply will be communicated, April 26,
1880 -  297
enclosing O. C. expressing views of
Prov. Govt. onC.P.R. lands in B.C.,
May 4, 1880   298
PAGE
Colonial Sec. to Gov.-Gen.:
acknowledging receipt of Despatch of
Dec 26, 1873, enclosing Despatch of
Lieut.-Gov., B C., on t&e subject of
non-fulfillment by Canada of 11th
section of Terms of Union, Jan. 15,
1874  153
on Terms of Union and Arbitration,
Jan. 18, 1874   186
in' reference to Walkem's Mission and
submitting suggestions for modification of Terms, August 16, 1874... 193-196
announcing   conclusions   (Carnarvon
Terms) to which his Lordship  had
arrived in respect to dispute between
Dom. Govt, and B.C., Nov. 17, 1874 210
acknowledging   receipt   of Despatch
conveying      acknowledgments    of
Dom  Govt, for services in promoting settlement of dispute, Jan. 4,1875 212
respecting Petition of Legislative Assembly of B.C., on C.P.K., and Carnarvon Terms, May 23, 1876  245
acknowledging receipt of Despatch of
June 30, respecting construction of
C.P.R., and Petition of Assembly of
B.C. to the Queen ; also giving reasons for delay in laying Petition before the Queen, and suggesting
further delay of a sumner, also re-
referring to compensation for delay,
Dec. 18, 1876 261-263
acknowledging receipt of Despatch,
June 18, enclosing Minute of Privy
Council, also copy of Rep. of Executive Council of B.C.,  delay on the
Pacific Railway, July 19, 1877J  266
acknowledging receipt of Despatch
(No. 22) transmitting Minute of
Council of B.C. and telegram from
Sec, of State enquiring for reply to
Petition of Legislative Assembly,
285 ; Postscript: acknowledging
receipt of telegram from Speaker of
Assembly asking if Petition of Assembly of September last had
reached ; also requesting to have it
forwarded, and inform Speaker, Feb.
26,1879  286
on line of route of O.P.R. in B.C.,also
explanation of delay in presenting
Petition of Assembly of B.O.toQueen
Oct. 29, 1879._.    290
Colonial Sec. to Lieut.-Gov.: on telegram
on subject of Petition of Assembly to
the Queen ; referring to dispatch No.
362,   and    delay    of  final   decision,
Jan. 17, 1877  ..... 264
Certificate of Lieut.-Gov. of despatch of
telegrams, Jan. 16, 1879  282
Ookpddbntial Cable Message stating that
Lord Carnarvon offers to act as Arbitrator between Dom. and B.C., June
18, 1874  179 11
INDEX TO RAILWAY PAPERS.
PAGE
PAGE
Copy of Minutes of Evidence given by
Trotch on the suppression or non-production of the Railway Despatch of
June, 1876, April 12, 1880  309
COMPENSATION:
in   Rep   of Privy Council of July 8,
1874, on proposed Mission of Attorney-Gen. to England  188
in Rep, of Privy Council of Sept. 20,
1875, recommending cash bonus, &c. 220
in Col. Sea's despatch to Gov. Gen.,
Dec. 18, 1876 .. 263
Earl  Granville to  Governor of B.C.  on
Confederation, August 14, 1869  139
Edgar's Letter of Introduction to Attorney-Gen. of B.C., Feb. 19, 1874  157
Edgar's Letter to Attorney-Gen., assuming additional obligations and
proposing to construct the E and N.
Railway immediately, May 8, 1874..159-161
Edgar's Letter to Lieut.-Gov. informing him of Letter submitted to Attorney-Gen., also copy of same, May 9,
1874  161
Edgar's Letter to Attorney-Gen. on Credentials, May 18, 1874   162
Edgar's Report to Secretary of  State on
his Mission to B.C., June 17, 1874... 166-170
ESQUIMALT: .
fixed as Terminus by  O.C., June 7,
1873 ,..„  144
revocable O. in U »  167
cancelled by O.C. of May 23, 1878,
and revived as Terminus by O.C. of
May 14, 1879     286
Extracts from Journals   of Legislative
Assemb y, B. C :
authorizing   the printing   of  C.P.R.
documents, May 5, 1880   139
respecting Article 11, Terms of Union,
and Resolution for Address to Lieut -
Gov.   asking him   to protest, Feb.
9,  1874   153
respecting Rep. of Com. of Whole on
correspondence between Dominion
Gov and B.C.on CP.R.,Jan.21,1876.
(Violation of Carnarvon Terms)...226-228
motion for an Address to Her Majesty
respecting violation by Canada of
her Railway engagements with B.C.
and asking to be allowed to with
draw from the Union, and retain
Customs and Excise duties, Aug. 29,
1878 '.  278-280
answer from Sec. of State to telegram of Speaker referring to non-
transmission   and   transmission   of
Petition, March 19, 1879  283
respecting Despatch from Sec. of
State explaining cause of delay in
forwarding Railway Petition to the
Queen, April 16, 1879  ....   284
respecting Despatch from Sec. of
State with reference to line of (J P. R.
and the conveyance of lands by B.C.
to Dom. Gov., March 24, 1879.   284
telegrams from Speaker to Sir John A.
Macdonald it questing information on
Railway Policy, 284 ; to Sec. of Slate
requesting the despatch of a telegram to Colonial Sec. on Railway
Policy and requesting answer to
Railway Petition ; from Sec. of State
to Speaker stating determination to
commence work this season, April
28, 1879 - .. _...... 285
Extracts from Jourrals ofL.A.—Con.
respecting Despatch from Under Sec.
of State acknowledging receipt of
Speaker's   telegram  on   subject of
Railway Petition of Assembly, April
26, 1879  -   292
respecting Letter received by Speaker
from Trutch on the Hissing Railway
Despatch. April 23, 1879   308
Extract from Montreal Weekly Gazette
on violation of Terms of Union by Dom.
Govt., Edgar's Mission, Island Railway—and  B C. justified in seceding,
May 15, 1875  165
Extract from Mr. Walkem's Report to
Lieut.-Gov. on his Mission to Ottawa
on Railway matters,' Mareh 29,
1880 ~~ 293-295
GovERNOR-Gen. to Colonial Sec. :
transmitting Despatch from Lieut.-
Gov. to Sec. of State on non-fulfillment of Section 11, Terms of Union,
also Rep. of Privy Council on same,
Dec   26, 1873 „  153
enclosing newspaper reports {Globe
and Mail) of Mackenzie's speech in
introducing C.P.R. Resolutions in
Parlt., 1874, May 15, 1874   169
acknowledging receipt of Despatch of
. June 18, referring to misunderstanding between Dom. Govt, and B.C .
July 9, 1874   ........  186
forwarding Circular respecting erection of a telegraph, July 9, 1874  189
enclosing Rep. of Privy Council on
appointment by B. O. of Special
Agent to proceed to London, July
18,1874 „. 190
forwarding copies of C.P.R Act of
1874, July 22, 1874  190
transmitting copy of Despatch from
Lieut -Gov. of B.C. and Petition
from inhabitants of Victoria on non-
fullmen t of Terms of Union, July 31,
1874  190
enclosing O 0. of Dom. Govt expressing desire that Lord Carnarvon
would use his good offices with a
view to a settlement of the dispute,
July 31, 1874  190
enclosing copy of De-patch from
Lieut. Gov. of B.C. acknowleaging
receipt of Despatch of June 18,
August 21, 1874  ... 196
acknowledging receipt of modified
Terms, Sept   18,1874  196
transmitting 0 C. of Privy Council
conveying best acknowledgments
for services in promoting settlement
of difference between Dom. and B.C.,
Dec, 18, 1874   _  211
GovERNOR-Gen. to Lieut.-Gov.:
transmitting Despatch from LorJ
Carnarvon offering to arbitrate between Dom. and B.C., July 3, 1874.. 182
transmitting Despatch from Colonial
Sec. ackLowledging receipt of
Rep. of Executive Council on C.P.R.
question, July 31, 1877  266
GoviRNOR-Gen's. Sec. to Lieut -Gov.:
transmitting copy of Despatch from
Colonial Sec. on Memorial of Assembly to the Queen, June 12,1876.. 245
forwarding copy of a Despatch from
Colonial Sec. in reference to construction of the C, P. R., Jan. 5, 1877. 264 INDEX TO RAILWAY PAPERS.
• ••
111
PAGE
Instructions to  Edgar  from Mackenzie,
Feb. 19, 1874 „  155
Lieut.-Goy to Sec. of State:
acknowledging receipts, of Rep. of
Privy Council fixing Esquimalt as
Terminus of C.P.R., July 26,1873... 145
enclosing Minute of Council and Protest on non-fulfillment of 11th Section of Terms of Union by Canada,
July 26, 1873   146
on appointment of Agent to confer
with Dom. Govt, as to disposition of
lands in Vancouver Island, Sept. 22,
1873  149
enclosing further Minute of Council
on non-fulfillment ot 11th Section of
Terms of Union, November, 24, 1873 150
acknowledging receipt of Despatch
enclosing Rep. of Privy Council'respecting non-fulfillment of 11th Section of Terms of Union, Jan. 21,
1874  152
enclosing Address of Legislative Assembly asking His Honor to protest
against infraction by Canada of
most important clause of Terms of
Union, Feb. 25, 1874  154
telegram requesting particulars as to
Railway Policy, May 7, 1874    158
telegram asking whether Edgar's propositions will be binding on Dom.
Govt-, May 18, 1874  163
enclosing Minute of Council authorizing the despatch of a Message by
telegraph, May 18, 1874  163
transmitting Minute of Council respecting Mackenzie's telegram and
Edgar's Mission, June 9, 1874  164
telegram in reference to telegram from
Mackenzie on Edgar's Mission—only
authoritative statement June 9,1874 165
acknowledging receipt of a Despatch
of 10th June respecting non-enclosure of Minute of Council and enclosing duplicate copy, June 26,
1874  166
representing injury B.C. is suffering in
consequence of the non-fulfillment of
11th Section of Terms of Union, and
. stating that Mr. Walkem had been
authorized to act as Special Agent
and Delegate to appeal to Her
Majesty  171
telegram notifying Dom. Govt, of
despatch of a telegram to Lord Carnarvon on Mission of Delegate,
June 11, 1874  173
enclosing Minute of Council respecting
Mission of Delegate to London, June
11, 1874    173
enclosing copy of a Despatch sent to
Colonial Sec in reference to Mission
of Delegate, June 11, 1874   174
acknowledging receipt of Despatch of
13th June, transmitting copy of O.C.
on the subject of Mr. Walkem's Mission to England, July 28, 1874  181
transmitting copy of a Despatch sent
to Lord Carnarvon accepting his
Lordship as Arbitrator, August 3,
1874    183
notifying", Dom. Govt of Despatch of
telegram accepting LordCarnarvon's
offer to act as Arbitrator, August 3,
1874   ,."184
PAGE
Lieut.-Gov. to See. of State—Con.
acknowledging receipt of Despatch of
Nov. 10, transmitting copy of O.C.
on the subject of the difficulties
existing between Dom. Govt, and
B.C., Nov. 29, 1875  221
referring to Dom. Despatch of Nov.
10 and enclosing Minute of Council
thereon, declining proposal of
$750,000 for delays, also a copy of a
Despatch sent to Colonial Sec. with
reference to Railway clause of Teims
of Union, Dec 6, 1875  221
referring to B.C. Despatch of Dec 6,
1875, and Dom. Despatch of Nov.
10, and enclosing Minute of Council
conveying further comments on new
proposals; also notifying Dom.
Govt, of Despatch of said Minute
to Colonial Sec, Jan. 8, 1876  222
enclosing copy of a Despatch sent to
Colonial Sec, containing copy of
Petition to the Queen from Legislative Assembly, respecting the existing Railway question, Feb 2, 1876... 231
telegram notifying Dom. Govt, of despatch of Petition of Legislative
Assembly, Feb. 4, 1876  231
enclosing Minute of Council on Railway question, Feb. 4, 1876  232
acknowledging receipt of Despatch of
March 17, and copies of 0. C. on
Address of Assembly to the Queen
on C.P.R  240
stating that telegraphic message and
Despatch by mail had been sent to
Colonial Sec. in further relation to
Petition from Assembly, enclosing
copies, April 22, 1876  241
referring to Dom. Despatch of March
17 and B. C. Despatch of April 17,
in relation to Petition from Assembly and enclosing Minute of Council submitting further remarks on
0. C, and also copy of Despatch
sent to Colonial Sec. on same subject, June 3, 1876  ...... 242
acknowledging receipt of Despatch of
June 13 (called the Missing Despatch) transmitting O.C. and Memo,
from Minister of Pub. Works in relation to conveyance of land for •
C.P.R, July 4,  1876       247
telegram respecting removal of Steel
Rails from Vancouver Island, July
3, 1878.....    274
enclosing Minute of Council protesting against removal of Steel Rails
from Vancouver Island, and if carried out must be regarded as a deliberate infraction of obligation to
build E. & N. Railway, July 13,1878.. 275
enclosing Petition of Legislative Assembly to the Queen, praying, in a
certain event, that B. 0 be allowed
to collect Customs and Excise duties
and withdraw from the Union, and
requesting that the same be forwarded to Colonial Sec, Sept 26,
1878  281
enclosing Minute of Council calling
attention of Dom. Govt to Despatches of B. C. of May 31, Sept. 9
and 23, with reference to reservation
and conveyance of land for C.P.R.,
Nov. 9, 1878 .jfj„...„„,„... 281 SEV
INDEX TO RAILWAY PAPERS.
PAGB
Lieut.-Gov. to See. of State—Con.
telegram asking information as to
Railway Policy of Dom. Govt, also
requesting despatch of a telegram to
Colonial Sec.,  if no reply to Peti-
tion is received, Jan. 15, 1879  282
enclosing Minute of Council, respecting necessary legislation for conveyance to Dom. Govt, of lands for C.
P.R. on Mainland, April 1, 1880  293
enclosing Minute of Council, embodying Resolution of Legislative Assembly of B.C., respecting construction of Island   section of C.P.R.)
May 17, 1880  300
enclosing Minute of Council, inviting
attention of Dom. Govt, to representations of Govt, of B C-, regarding the commencement of Island
section of O.P. R. not later than next
spring, Oct. 11, 1880  301
enclosing Minute of Council, authorizing Mr. DeCosmos, M.P., to press
upon Dom. Govt, the importance of
carrying out agreement to construct
Island  section  of C.P.R , Oct. 16,
1880   302
Lieut.-Gov's, attention drawn by Prov.
Sec. to Mackenzie's Letter (printed in
Parliamentary papers) introducing
Edgar to Lieut.-Gov., March 22, 1875 157
Lieut.-Gov's. Letter to Prov. Sec. denying receipt or knowledge of any such
Letter of Mackenzie's introducing Edgar, March 22, 1875  158
Lieut.-Gov. to Colonial Sec.:
acknowledging receipt of Despatch of
June 18, 1874, through Gov. Gen.,
upon difference between B.C. and
Govt, of Canada, in relation to Article
11 of Terms of Union, and enclosing
Minute of Executive on said Despatch and signifying cordial acceptance   of proffered   arbitration,
Aug. 3, 1874  184
transmitting Minute of Executive
Council on proposals conveyed in
O C. on the subject of the difficulties
arising out of the agreement made
in 1871 for construction of C.P.R.,
Dec. 6. 1875  223,
conveying certain further comments
by Minute of Council on the difficulties arising out of the agreement
made  in   1871   for constrcction of
C.P.R., Jan. 8, 1876  226.
enclosing Petition from Assembly to the
Queen, respecting constuction of
C.P.R., and non-fulfillment of Carnarvon Terms, Feb, 2,1876  228
Letter from Sec. of Pnb. Works (informing Sec. of State of passage of O.C,
, cancelling 0 0. of 1873, fixing Esquimalt as Terminus of C P.R., and conveyance of land on eastern coast of
Island in connection with same) stating that as Burrard Inlet will probably
be the Terminus it is advisable to reserve a strip of land on Mainland for
conveyance to Dom. Govt.,  May 29,
1878  274
LANDS FOR RAILWAY PURPOSES:
Rep. of Privy Council of June 7, 1873,
recommending application for lands
in Vancouver   Island,   for Railway
purposes  144
PAGE
LANDS FOR RAILWAY PURPOSES—Con.
Rep. of Executive Council of June 30,
1873, on Memo, of Attorney-Gen.,
recommending bare reservation and
postponement of conveyance.  145
Rep. of Privy Council of Sept 3, 1873,
on Minute of Executive Council, stating that so long as land is reserved,
the object of Dom. Govt, is obtained.  149
Rep. of Executive Council of Sept. 20,
1873, recommending despatch of
Minute of Council upon reservation
of land and urging a settlement, and
appointing Mr. DeCosmos as delegate to confer with Dom. Govt  150
Rep. of Privy Council of March 25,
1875, on Memo, of Minister of Public Works, recommending that as the
Govt, have agreed to build E. and N.
Railway, it is essential that B.C.
should convey land on V.I. to Dom.
Govt by legislation    217
Act of B.C. authorizing the granting
of certain public lands on V.I. to
Dom., April, 1875   217
Memo, submitted by Mackenzie to
Privr Council on conveyance ofland
for C.P.R. by B.C. on Mainland,
June 7, 1876 ."   248
Rep. of Privy Council of Sept. 3, 1878,
on reservation of lands by B.C., and
the route of C.P.R      277
Letter of Mr. Braun, Sept. 20, 1878, to
Sec. of State, byjdirection, requesting him to obtain conveyance of land
trom B.C. to Dom ...  278
Rep. of Executive Council of November 6, 1878, on reservation of land
on Mainland for C.P.R. purposes.... 281
Rep. of Executive Council of May 14,
1879, asking Dom. Govt, whether 0.
C. respecting reservation of- land
between Burrard Inlet and Yellow
Head Pass shall be cancelled or retained owing to revival of O.C. making Esquimalt terminus of C.P.R  287
Rep. of  Privy   Council   of   June 12,
1879, stating that the Govt, do not
propose to release reservation of
land on either route  287
Letter of Mr. Trutch, April 14, 1880, to
Attorney-Gen., on the subject of
Railway lands in B.C., and asking
good land on V.I. and mainland for
what may be worthless, &c  296
Notices reserving lands in V.I. and
B.C !  145, 276
Rep.   of Executive   Council,   May 4,
1880, respecting C. P. R. lands in
B. O. Mainland, referring to Trutch's
letter,and loss by reservation on V.I. 298
Act of B.C. authorizing the granting
of certain lands on Mainland to
Dom., Hay 1, 1880    299
Mackenzie's Confidential Communication
to Edgar on Mission to B. C, and letter of introduction to Mr. Walkem,
Feb. 19, 1874  155
Mackenzie's Letter to Lieut.-Gov., introducing Edgar and stating the object
of his Mission, March 24, 1875  157
Mackenzie's Letter to Lieut.-Gov., explaining and regretting non-delivery
of Edgar's Letter of Introduction,
March 21,1874     15* INDEX TO RAILWAY PAPERS.
Memo, of Council of B. C , reporting on
Mackenzie's telegram on Edgar's
Mission and his withdrawal, June 9,
1874     „	
Memo, submitted by Mackenzie to Privy
Council, respecting conveyance of
land for C P.R , June 7, 1876	
Minute of Council of B.C., protesting
against non-fulfillment by Canada of
11th Section of Terms of Union, July
25, 1873	
Minutes of evidence given by Mr. Trutch
on the suppression or non-production
of the Railway Despatch of June,
1876 ". 309,
Mr. Buckingham to Attorney-Gen., on
Credentials, July 4, 1874	
Mr. Blake's explanation on entering Administration, that moderate money
compensation should be offered for
past and future delays in constructing
C.P.R., House of Commons Debates,
' 1880, p. 1429. 	
Mr. Braun to Sec. of State, transmitting copies of plan of line of C P.R.,
and requesting to obtain conveyance
of land from B. C. to Dom. Govt,
Sept. 20, 1878...	
Mr. Herbert to Mr. Walkem. transmitting
copy of Despatch sent to Karl Dufferin
C.P.R., Nov. 17 1874 _	
Mr. Malcolm to Mr. Walkem, acknowledging receipt of Letter asking for Lord
Carnarvon's decision, Sept. 14, 1874...
Mr. Trutch to Attorney General:
on the subject   of   Railway  lands in
B.C.,  April 14, 1880	
calling attention to Letter on Railway
lands, April 21, 1880.	
urging an immediate reply, April 27,
1880	
Mr. Meade to Mr. Walkem, acknowledging
receipt of Letter notifying arrival in
London, July 29, 1874.	
Mr. Herbert to Mr. Walkem, on behalf of
Lord Carnarvon, acknowledging receipt of Petition to the Queen, August
15,1874	
PAGE
164
248
146
309
180
221
278
209
202
296
297
298
193
193
Notice reserving lands in Vancouver
Island for C.P.R., July 1, 1873   145
Notice respecting reservation of lands at
Burrard Inlet anl other places mentioned in Letter of Secretary of Public
Works, August 3, 1878  276
Order of the Queen in Council on admission of Brit.sh Columbia, May 16, 1871 143
(See also accepted t3rms)  140-143
Order in Council of B.C. on Memo, reporting on a telegram from Mackenzie
respecting proposals made by Edgar,
in writing, to Attorney Gen., Jnne 9,
1871 .'      164
PETITIONS :
of Legislative Assembly of B C. to the
Queen on non-fulfillment of Terms of
Union and on proposed modification,
June, 1874 174-179
from inhabitants of B.C. against
action of " Terms of Union Preservation League"  201
of Legislative Assembly of B. C. to the
Queen respecting the Consruction
of C. P.R. and carrying out tho Carnarvon Terms, Feb., 1876 228-231
PAGE
PETITIONS:—Continued.
of Legislative Assembly of B.C. to the
Queen respecting violation by
Canada of Railway engagements,
and praying to be allowed to withdraw fromUnion, Aug. 29, 1878. ... 278
Proposed Terms of Union  140-143
Private Sec. of Lieut.-Gov. to Mr. DeCosmos enclosing copies of Minutes of
Council authorizing him to press upon
Dom. Govt, tb? importance of Island
Railway and the loss the Province has
sustained through withdrawal from
settlement of lands on Vancouver Island, Oct 16, 1880   302
Report on the subject of Walkem's Mission
to England with regard to non-fulfillment of Railway agreement of Terms
of Union, March 8, 1875 ....214-216
Report of Commander Hanmer on examination of River Skeena and approaches,
Oct. 4, 1877   269
Report of Admiral De Horsey on 0. P. R-
Terminus, Oct 26, 1877 270-272
Report of Select Com. to enquire into the
circumstances of the suppression or
non-production of a Despatch from
Ottawa, of June, 1876, on Railway
matters, with Minutes of evidence,
March 21, 1879, 303-307; second Rep.
of Sel. Com    308
Report of Sel. Com. re Missing Despatch.. 309
Resolution passed unanimously by Legis-
• lativ.j Assembly of B.C. respecting
construction of Island Railway, May,
1880   "    300
Revenue and  Expenditure in  B.C.   from
1871-72 to 1875  239
Reports of Executive Council, B C.:
on conveyance of land in Vancouver
Island to Dom Govt, as applied
for by O.C. of June 7, recommends bare reservation aDd postponement of conveyance of same
and publication in Gazette of noti.e
of reservation, June 30, 1873  145
recommending the withholding conveyance for reason of non-fulfillment
of llth section of Terms of Union,
July 25, 1873   146
recommending despatch of Minute of
Executive Council upon subject of
reservation and appointing Mr. De
Cosmos as Special Delegate to confer
with Dom. Govt, Sept. 20, 1873   150
calling attention of Dom Govt to the
noa-receipt of answer to Protest sent
by B.C. on violation of llth section
of Terms of Dnion, Nov 22,1873   ... 151
on Address of Legislative Assembly
to Gov. Gen. protesting against
violation by Dom. of Section 11
Terms of Union, Feb. 23, 1874   154
recommending Lieut.-Gov. to telegraph Gov. Gen. for Railway Policy
of Dom Govt. May 7, 1874      158
recommending Li6ut.-Gov. to telegraph Dom. Govt., whether Edgar's
propositions would be binding on
Govt., May 18, 1874   162
recommending publishing Edgar's Instructions and other documents,
May 21, 1874    163 VI
INDEX TO RAILWAY PAPERS.
171
172
185 '
PAGE
Reports of Executive Council, B. C.—Con.
on Memo, of Provincial Sec. on nonfulfillment of essential clause in
Terms of Union, and appointing Mr.
Walkem as Special Agent and Delegate to proceed to London with
Memorial, also asking that Attorney
Gen. be provided with a suitable introduction to Colonial Sec, June 11,
g1874	
on Memo, of Prov. Sec of June 11,
1874, advising Lieut. Gov. to telegraph Colonial Sec. through proper
channel that B.C. is about to appeal
to London, June 11, 1874	
accepting Lord Carnarvon's offer to
act as Arbitrator, Aug. 5, 1874. ..
declining proposals by O.C. of P.O.
of Sept. 20, Dec. 6, 1875  221
conveying further comments on the
subject of the difficulties between
Dom. Govt, and B.C., Jan. 4,1876.222-326
requesting Lieut.-Gov to send message
by telegraph^to Sec. of State for the
Colonies asking whether Petition has
been received and when an answer
might be expected, April 11, 1876.... 240
requesting Lieut.-Gov. to acknowledge receipt of Colonial Sec. telegram respecting answer to Petition
of Assembly, April 2?, 1876  241
submitting certain remarks on O.C of
March 13, commenting on Address
of Assembly to the Queen, June 3,
1876   242-245
on Colonial Sec.'s Despatches to Got.
Gen. and Lieut.-Gov., on subject of^
Petition of Assembly and conceding
further delay of a summer, March 26
1877 ,
on C.P.R. and lapse of time asked by
Lord Carnarvon, and trusting that
his Lordship will discountenance any
further unnecessary delay in commencing construction, Nov. 8, 1877- 267
on Memo, of Finance Minister, B.C.,
on commencement of construction
of C. P. R., recommending Lieut-
Gov. to telegraph to Sea. of State
for information as to whether construction will be commenced in B.C.
present season, March 18, 1878..-	
respecting advertisement for removal
of Steel Rails from Esquimalt, and
recommending Lieut.-Gov. to telegraph Sec. of State not to have them
moved nor contract awarded, July
2,1878  274
protesting against removal of Steel
Rails from Vancouver Island, and if
carried out must be regarded as a
deliberate infraction of obligation
to build E. and N. Railway, July 13,
1878	
recommending reservation of land as
asked for by Despatch of May 31,
1878, and remarking that said reservation is not required in accordance
with  Terms  of Union,   August 3,
1878  -.	
recommending that Petition of Legislative Assembly respecting violation
by Canada of her Railway engagements with B.C., be forwarded to
Colonial Sec- and Dom. Govt., Sept.
24. 1878  280
265
272
275
276
PAGE
Reports of Executive Council, B. C.—Con.
on reservation and conveyance of land
on Mainland for C.P.R. purposes,
Nov. 5, 1878 - - 281
advising Lieut.-Gov. to telegraph Sec.
of State as to time of despatch of
Petition of Assembly to the Queen,
Jan. 16, 1879 „  282
recommending despatch of telegram
informing Dom. Govt, of adjournment of Assembly pending information as to Railway Policy, March 22,
1879  283
advising publication of Despatch of
April 24, relating to the adoption of
Esquimalt as Western Terminus of
C.P.R., May 11, 1879 ~  286
asking Dom. Govt, to inform Prov.
Govt whether O.C. of May, 1878,
reepecting reservation of land between Burrard Inlet and Yellow
Head Pass shall he cancelled or
retained, May 14, 1879   - 287
recommending telegram to be sent to
Sec of State asking for copy of O.C.
of July, 1878, defining C.P.R. route
in B.C., Oct   11, 1879  ...... 289
on Graving Dock, and authorizing
leader of Govt to proceed to Ottawa
to confer with Dom- Govt and
endeavour to arrive at satisfactory
conclusion respecting Island Railway, Indian affairs, &c, Dec 27,
1879  291
on employment of Chinese labour
in   constructing   C.P.R., and tele-
5ram to same effect to Sec. of State,
ct 11, 1879  289
advising that Dom. Govt, be informed
that the necessary legislation for
transferring Railway lands will be
undertaken next Session, March 27,
1880 ~-  293
respecting C.P.R. lands in B.C., May
4, 1880  298
advising that Resolution unanimously
passed by Assembly respecting construction of Island Railway be forwarded to Dom. Govt, May 12, 1880 300
advising that attention of Dom. Govt
be invited to official representation
of Prov. Govt respecting the expediency of commencing the Island
section of C.P.R., not-later than
next spring, Oct 4, 1880  301
authorizing the appointment of a person resident at Ottawa, and appointing Mr. DeCosmos, M. P., agent, to
press upon Dom. Govt the importance
of carrying out agreement to construct Island Railway, Nov. 4, 1880- 301
Reports of Privy Council of Canada:
recommending Esquimalt as Terminus
of C.P.R. and location of line between Esquimalt and Seymour Narrows, also making application for
conveyance of lands in Vancouver
Island for C.P.R , June 7, 1873  144
on Rep of Executive Council on conclusion a °rived at on conveyance of
land in B.C., and stating that so long
as land is reserved the object of Dom.
Govt, will be obtained, Sept. 3,1873 149
stating Dom. Govt, was giving its
earnest consideration tor construction of C.P.R., Dec. 23, 1873—.,—. 16a INDEX TO RAILWAY PAPERS.
vu
PAGE
Reports of Privy Council of Canada—Con.
on Attorney-Gen. Walkem's Mission
to England, July 8, 1874   180
on proposed Mission of Attorney-Gen-
to England, Lord Carnarvon s offer
to act as Arbitrator, Terms of Union,
Edgar's Mission, and E. and N.
Railway as " compensation" for
longer time to build line on Mainland, July 8, 1874 186-189
on Attorney-Gen.'s Mission, July 23,
1874  191
on Lord Carnarvon's Terms and complaints of B.C , Sept. 17, 1874  197
on Lord Carnarvon's conclusions and
expressive of satisfaction, Dec. 18,
1874    212
respecting conveyance of land in Vancouver Island in connection with
construction of E. and N. Railway,
March 25, 1875      217
recommending cash bonus as " compensation " for any delay which may
take place in construction of CP.R.,
Sept. 20, 1875  219
on Legislative Assembly's Address to
the Queen on the C.P.R , and Carnarvon Terms, March 1'3, 1876 232-238
on Memo, submitted by Mackenzie to
Privy Council, respecting conveyance of land for C.P.R., June 9,
1876    248
on subject of construction of C.P.R.,
Dec. 24, 1877  267
recommending that Imp. Govt be requested to make a nautical survey
of coast adjacent to the Kiver Skeena with a view to fixing seaport
Terminus of C.P.R., April 17, 1877.. 268
on reservati jn of lands and authorizing
Sec of State to inform B C. of line
of route, Sept. 3, 1878  277
reviving O.C. of June 7, 1873, fixing
Esquimalt as Terminus of O.P. R., by
cancelling 0 C. of May 23, 1878,
May 14, 1879   286
explaining object o£- O.C. of April 22,
1879, respecting refusal to release
lands under reservation on either
route, June 12,1879  287
cpnfirming O.C. of 1878, defining line
of C.P.R. in B.C, Oct. 4, 1879   288
defining route, C.P.R , July 13, 1878., 290
Sec. of State to Lieut.-Gov. :
transmitting 0. C. on Minute of Council of B. 0. respecting conclusion
that it is not advisable at present to
make conveyance of land as applied
for by Dom. Govt, Sept. 11, 1873.... 149
acknowledging receipt of Despatch
of Nov. 24, enclosing fui ther Minute
of Council respecting non-fulfillment of llth Article of Terms of
Union by Dom. Govt  151
adverting to Despatches of July 26
and Nov. 24 and transmitting 0. C.
on alleged non-fullfilHient of Article
11, Terms of Union, Dec. 20, 1873... 152
telegram stating Railway Policy to
be: that until location of road was
completed it was impossible to commence construction, May 8, 1874  159
transmitting 0. C. on Address of Assembly to the Queen on O. P. R.,
March 17, 1876      232
PAGE
Sec. of State to Lieut.-Gov.—Con.
transmitting 0. C. and Memo, of
Minister of Pub. Works,representing
the expediency of obtaining from
B. C. conveyance of land on line of
C. P. R. already surveyed, June 13,
1876 .  247
referring to B. C. Despatch of Nov. 8,-
and transmitting 0. C. on construction of C. P. R., Dec.429,1877  267
stating that Despatch had been received from Colonial Sec and that
O.P. R. question was under His Lordship's consideration, March 15,
1878  273
respecting telegram of B. C, March
19, asking for information as to construction of C. P. R., stating that
as soon as mapping is completed
Govt, will endeavor to finally decide
- on route and will invite tenders for
construction, March 27, 1878  273
transmitting Letter from Sec. of Pub.
Works Dept, requesting the reservation of certain lands at Burrard
Inlet for probable Terminus, May 31,
1878     273
adverting to telegram of B.C., July 3,
and to Despatch of July 16, requesting that Steel Rails on Vancouver
island be not removed, stating that
rails are being removed to Yale as
it is the intention of Dom. Govt, to
commence construction of C. P. R.
in that neighborhood, Aug, 5,
1878  276
referring to Dom. letter of May 31 on
reservation of land for C.P.R. under
section 11, Terms of Union, and enclosing 0. 0. in further relation to
same, Sept. 9, 1878  277
transmitting Letter from Sec. of Pub.
Works Department and plan showing line of Railway as defined, also
requesting conveyance of land mentioned in O. C. of Sept. 3 ; Sept.
23, 1878  278
transmitting 0- 0- on subject of Terminus in B. C, April 24, 1879  286
referring to B. 0. Despatch of May 19,
and transmitting 0. C. relative to
reservation of certain land on Mainland in B.C. for C.P.R., June 18,
1879  287
transmitting 0. C. defining route of
C.P.R. in B.C , Nov. 13, 1879  290
referring to previous correspondence
on the subject of the line of route
through B.C., and requesting without unnecessary delay conveyance
of land under llth section of Terms
of Union, Jan  9,1880    291
informing him that no action had been
taken in B.C. in conveying lands to
Dom. Govt, under llth section of
Terms of Union, and also informing His Honor of the appointment of Mr. Trutch by Dom. Govt.
as Confidential Agent, March 3,
1880 .  292
acknowledging receipt of Despatch of
Oct. 11, 1880, enclosing Minute of
Council inviting attention of Dom.
Govt, regarding commencement of
Island section of C.P.R., Oct. 25,
1880  ...  301
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VTll'
INDEX TO RAILWAY PAPERS.
PAGE
Sec, of State to Lieut. Gov—Con.
acknowledging receipt of Minute of
Council authorizing Mr. DeCosmos,
M.P., to press upon Dom. Govt the
importance of carrying out agreement to construct Island section of
C.P-R., Nov. 4, 1880  302
Sec. of State to Attorney-Gen., on Mission
to England as Delegate from B. C-
July 11, 1874  180
Telegraph Line—Circular issued by Pub.
Works   Dept. inviting   proposals   for
erection, June, 1874  189
Telegrams from
Lieut.-Gov. to Sec of State:
requesting particulars as to Railway
Policy, May 7, 1874    158
asking whether Edgar's proposition
will be binding on Dom. Govt.,
May 18, 1874   163
respecting Mackenzie's telegram on
Edgar's Mission—only authoritative statement, June 9, 1874  165
notifying despatch of Railway Petition of Assembly to Colonial
Sec, Feb. 4, 1876   231
respecting removal of Steel Rails
from Esquimalt, July 3, 1878  274
asking  information   as to Railway
Policy of Dom. bovt. also requesting the despatch of a telegram to
(lolonial Sec if no reply to Petition is received, Jan. 15, 1879 ...... 282
Sec. of State to Lieut. Gov,:
stating Railway Policy to be:
that until location of road was
completed it was impossible to
commence construction, May 8,
1874  .. 159
stating time Railway Petition of
Assembly was despatched to the
Queen, March 24, 1879  283
See. of State to Speaker of Assembly :
stating determination of Govt to
commence work this season, April
28, 1879  285
Lie-ul.-Gov. to Lord Carnarvon :
notifying that Delegate will proceed
to London to present Appeal of
B.C. against breach by Canada of
Railway Clause of Terms of Union,
June 11, 1874  173
accepting offer to act as Arbitrator,
August, 3, 1874  184
asking for reply to Railway Petition ,  213
notifying despatch of Railway Petition of Legislative Assembly, Feb.
4, 1876    231
asking whether Petition of Assembly
had been received, and when an
answer might be expected, April
11,1876       240
acknowledging receipt of telegram
of April 13, 1876, and stating that
decision on Petition was most important, April 22, 1876  ... 241
requesting answer to Petition of
Assembly to the Queen, Jan. 8,
1877  263
respecting Despatch of Dec 18, to
Gov.-Gen., Feb. 2, 1877  264
Lord Carnarvon to Lieut. Gov.:
acknowledging receipt ol telegram
of August 3,1874  184
page
Telegrams from
Lord Carnarvon to Lievt.-Gov :
stating that Despatch to Gov. Gen.
was officially communicated to
Mr. Walkem, and that Dom. Govt,
accepts arrangement.March 4,1875 213
stating that Railway Petition of Assembly had been received, but a
reply was impossible until explanations from Dom. Govt, arrived, April 13, 1876  240
expressing hope that Railway difficulties can be satisfactorily overcome, April 27, 1876    241
respecting answer to Petition of
Assembly to the Queen, Jan. 17,
1877...    204
explaining telegram of Jan. 17, and
Despatch   of Jan   18   as  part of
Despatch of Dec 18, Feb. 6, 1877.. 264
Attorney-Gen. to Mr. Mackenzie .-
asking definitely whether Edgar's
propositions   bind  Dom.   Govt.,
May 21, 1874   163
Attorney-Gen. to Provincial Sec. :
stating that Premier agrees to commence Island location in March,
Jan. 13, 1875  212
Ally-Gen. to Under See. for Colonies :
asking that Govt be authorized to
use   copy  of Railway  Despatch
given him.  March 3, 1875  213
Atty.- Gen. to Sir John A. Macdonald:
urging him not to overlook assurances ' given Legislature before
Prorogation, Oct. 2, 1879  288
on disallowance of Road Tolls Act,
Oct. 28, 1879  289
asking for assurance that Island
Railway will be commenced next
year, March 29, 1880  295
asking  for  reply  to   telegram   of
March 29, April 7, 1880  296
Mr. Mackenzie to Attotnty -Gen. :
stating Govt, scheme for C.P.R. was
outlined in his speech at Sarnia,
Dec. 22,1873    151
Mr. Mackenzie to Lieut-Goo. :
respecting Edgar's Mission, and
stating his recall, May 20, 1874.... 163
stating Edgar's proposals were made-
"in consideration of foregoing"
(relaxing?) time limit, June 8, '74 164
Sir John A Macdonal i to Atty.-Gen. :
stating Railway matters are under
consideration of Govt, Jan. 24,
1879   282
stating the line from Yale to Kam-
loops would be constructed forthwith, and that tenders would be
received, Oct. 6, 1879  288
Provincial Sec. to Mr. DeCosmos :
asking him to see Mr. Mackenzie and
have Railway Despatches forwarded, March 2, 1875  214
Mr. DeCosmos to Provincial Sec.:
stating that Despatches will be sent,
March 4, 1875  214
Speaker to Sir John A. Macdonald:
requesting information on Railway
Policy, April 24, 1879  284
Speaker to Sec. of State:
requesting the despatch of a telegram to Colonial Sec. on Railway
Policy, and requesting an answer
to Railway Petition, April 24,1879. 285 INDEX TO RAILWAY PAPERS.
IX
_ PAGE
Telegrams from
Faulkner, Bell §■ Co. to Lieut.-Gov. :
advising of receipt of Confidential
Cable Message stating Lord Carnarvon's offer to become Arbitrator, June 18, 1874     179
Under Sec. of State to Lieut.-Gov. :
enclosing O.C. fixing Esquimalt as
Terminus of C.P.R. and deciding
the location of a line of railway
from Esquimalt to Seymour Narrows, also applying for conveyance
of land on Vancouver Island, June
10,1873       144
acknowledging receipt of Despatch
of July 26 (No. 68) covering Minute of Council complaining of the
non-fulfilment of Terms of Union,
Aug. 23, 1873   148
acknowledging receipt of Despatch
of July 26 (No. 67) on subject of
conveying lands to Dom. Govt,
in Vancouver Island, Aug. 26,
1873    148
acknowledging receipt of Despatch
of Sept. 22, on subject of occupation of lands reserved by Dom.
Govt, Oct. 8, 1873  150
acknowledging receipt of Despatch
of Sept 25, covering Address of
Legislative Assembly, and also
Minute of Council founded on
same on the subject of non-fulfillment of llth section of Terms of
Union, March 12, 1874  155
acknowledging receipt of Despatch of May 18, purporting to
contain an enclosure of Minute
of Council and copy of telegram founded thereon, on the
subject of Walkem's Mission,
June 10, 1874    165
acknowledging receipt of Despatch
of June 9, transmitting Minute of
Council, also copies of telegrams
sent to Minister of Pub. Works
and Sec. of State on the subject of
Walkem's Mission, June 25,
1874„  166
PAGE
Under Sec. of State to LieuU-Gov.—Con.
acknowledging receipt of Despatch
of June 11, concerning Minute of
Council in reference to alleged
failure of Dom. Govt, to carry out
obligation in llth clause of Terms
of Union, and recommending the
appointment of Attorney Gen. to
present memorial to the Queen,
July 11, 1874  172
referring to Letter of July 11, and
transmitting O.C. on subject of alleged failure of Dom.Govt. to carry
out Terms of Union, July 13, 1874.. 181
acknowledging receipt of Despatch
of Sept. 3, transmitting copy of
Despatch sent to Colonial Sec-
expressing acceptance by B.C of
Lord Carnarvon's offer to act as
Arbitrator, Sept. 20, 1874  185
transmitting O.C- respecting conveyance by B.C. to Dom, Govt, of
lands in connection with construction of E. and N. Railway, March
25,1875  216
transmitting O.C. on subject of difficulties between Dom. Govt, and
B.C., and expressing regret at
delay in forwarding document,
Nov. 10, 1875  219
transmitting Despatch from Colonial
Sec. in reference to C.P.R. and
other matters relating to B.C.,
April 4, 1879  285
transmitting,by direction, O.C. confirming O.C. of July 13, 1878, defining line of route of C.P.R.
through B.C., to a point at or
near Burrard Inlet, Oct. 11, 1879.. 288
transmitting copy of a Despatch
from Colonial Sec on line of route
of C.P.R, Nov. 27, 1879  290
acknowledging receipt of Despatch
of May 17, enclosing Minute of
Council embodying Resolution of
Assembly on subject of construction  of Island section of C.P.R.,
June 2, 1880  300
Under Sec. of State to Attorney Gen.:
acknowledging receipt of copies of
Protest and Charts, July 13, 1874.. 182
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