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BC Historical Books

BC Historical Books

BC Historical Books

Memorandum on "A report of a committee of the Honorable the Privy Council for Canada, approved by His Excellency the Governor-General on the 19th May, 1881,--and generally in support of the recent petition of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia to Her Majesty the Queen." De Cosmos, Amor, 1825-1897


"Copy in the University of British Columbia's Special Collections has manuscript note signed: A. De Cosmos. De Cosmos refers to the memorandum in: British Columbia. Sessional papers, 1882, p. 341. Concerns a petition calling for an immediate start on railway construction between Nanaimo and Victoria, and between Port Moody and Yale, the regulations of the province's own customs and excise tariffs, and payment from the Dominion government to compensate for the delay in railway construction." -- Lowther, B. J., & Laing, M. (1968). A bibliography of British Columbia: Laying the foundations, 1849-1899. Victoria, BC: University of Victoria, p. 68.

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