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 52 Vict.
Correspondence—Oriental Steamships.
351
RETURN
To an Order of the House for a Return of all correspondence, if any, between
the Provincial Government and the Imperial anil Dominion Governments, or
between the Provincial Government and the Canadian Pacific Railway Company,
or any other companies or persons, with respect to the calling of the Oriental
steamships at the ports of Victoria and Esquimalt, in accordance with the
request contained in a Resolution of this House of March 8th,  1887.
JNO. ROBSON,
Provincial Secretary.
Provincial Secretary's Office,
28th February', 1889.
Copy of a   Report of a Committee oj the Honourable the Executive  Council   appjroved by His
Honour the Lieutenant-Governor on the 16th March, 1887.
The Committee of Couucil beg to report that the following Resolution has been passed
by the Legislative Assembly, viz. :—
" That a respectful address be presented to His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor, asking
" His Honour to strongly urge upon the Imperial and Dominion Governments the necessity
" of inserting in any contract with any company for the carriage, by steamship, of Her
" Majesty's mails to and from the Orient, or to and from New Zealand and Australia, a clause
" requiring the said steamers to touch at the port of Victoria or Esquimalt on the outward and
"inward passages."
The Committee advise that the above address be approved, and desire to again bring to
the notice of the Dominion Government the minute of this Government bearing on the same
subject and dated the 30th April, 1886.
The Committee further advise that a copy of this minute, if approved, be forwarded to
the Honourable the Secretary of State for Canada, with the request that he will cause a
copy thereof to be forwarded to the Right Honourable the Secretary of State for the Colonies.
Certified,
(Signed)        A.  Campbell Reddie,
Deputy Clerk oj' Executive Council.
The Under Secretary of State, Canada, to the Lieutenant-Governor.
Ottawa, 1st April, 1887.
Sir,—I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch of the 21st March,
forwarding three copies of Reports of your Executive Council, approved by you on the 16th
March, 1887, referring, as therein respectively set forth, to the question of boundary line
between Canada and Alaska, to the fares and freight charges of the Canadian Pacific Railway
Company, and to the necessity of inserting a certain stipulation in contracts for the carriage
by steamship of Her Majesty's mails, and to state that the matters thus severally enumerated
will receive consideration.
I have, (fee,
(Signed)        G. Powell,
Under Secretary of State. 352 Correspondence—Oriental Steamships. 1889
Copy  of a Report oj a Committee of the Honourable the Executive Council, approved by His
Honour the Lieutenant-Governor on the SOth April, 1886.
On a Memorandum from the Honourable the Minister of Finance, dated 29th April,
1886, recommending that the Dominion Government be requested to stipulate in any contract
made with the Canadian Pacific Railway Company for a trans-Pacific mail service, that the
steamships engaged in such service shall be required to touch at Victoria or Esquimalt, both on
the outward and inward voyage.
The Committee advise that the recommendation be approved, and that His Honour the
Lieutenant-Governor be respectfully requested to telegraph the substance thereof to the
Honourable the Secretary of State for Canada.
- Certified,
(Signed)        A. Campbell Reddie,
Deputy Clerk of Executive Council.
[Telegrams.]
Victoria, May 1st, 1886.
To Secretary of State, Ottawa :
i
Order   in   Council to-day's   date   recommends   Dominion    Government  be   requested  to
stipulate in any contract made with Canadian Pacific Railway for trans-Pacific mail service ;
that steamers shall be required to touch at Victoria or Esquimalt going inwards and outwards.
Despatch followsi (Signed) C. F. Cornwall.
May 23rd, 1886.
To Secretary oj State.
My telegram, first instant,  relative trans-Pacific mail service     Pray take action on telegram.
(Signed)        C. F. Cornwall.
The Under Secretary of State, Canada, to the Lieutenant-Governor.
Ottawa, 7th, June, 1886.
Sir,—I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch of the 26th ultimo,
transmitting copy of a report of a Committee of your Executive Council, approved by you on
the 30th April, in reference to two telegrams dispatched by you, dated the 1st and 23rd
ultimo respectively, with reference to contract for trans-Pacific mail service, and to state that
the matter will receive consideration.
I have, &e,
(Signed)        G. Powell,
Under Secretary of Slate.
VICTORIA: Printed by Richard Wolfenden, Government Printer,
at the Government Printing Office, James' Bay,

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