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RETURN To an Address presented to His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor, asking for a Return of all correspondence… British Columbia. Legislative Assembly 1903

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 3 Ed. 7 Alaska Boundary Commission. J 25
To an Address presented to His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor, asking for a Return
of all correspondence between the Government of the Province of British Columbia,
or any member thereof, and the Government of the Dominion of Canada, or any
member thereof, touching the settlement of the Alaska boundary.
By Command.
Provincial Secretary.
Provincial Secretary's Office,
9th April, 1903.
Copy of a Report of a Committee of the Honourable the Executive Council, approved by His
Honour the Lieutenant-Governor on the Iflh day of March, 1903.
To His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor in Council :
In view of the announcement in the daily press of the ratification by the United States
Senate of the Alaska Boundary Treaty, which provides for the reference of the whole of the
points in dispute to a mixed Commission appointed by Great Britain and the United States
respectively, the Committee of Council have had under consideration the advisability of the
Province of British Columbia being represented upon and before the Commission.
The Committee do not propose to touch upon the importance to Canada, and more
particularly to this Province, of a settlement in accordance with the true construction of the
Anglo-Russian Treaty of 1825 of the boundary line which divides British Columbia from
the Territory of Alaska, as the views of this Province respecting the urgent necessity for the
early adjustment and proper delineation of the said line were fully set forth in a Minute dated
the 22nd day of July, 1884, prepared in compliance with the request of the Secretary of State,
and in subsequent Minutes, dated respectively the 8th day of September, 1884, the 9th day of
November, 1885, the 30th day of November, 1885, the 7th day of February, 1887, the 16th
day of March, 1887, and the 6th day of August, 1888.
The Committee, however, feel justified in asking that this Province should be represented
upon and before the Commission.
The Committee trust that their request will receive favourable consideration, and they
suggest that the decision of the Federal Government should be communicated through the
usual channel, by telegraph.
The Committee recommend that a copy of this Minute, if approved, be transmitted by
His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor to the Honourable the Secretary of State of Canada.
Dated the 7th day of March, A. D., 1903.
(Signed)        A. Campuell Reddie,
Deputy Clerk, Executive Council, J 26 Alaska Boundary Commission. 1903
The receipt of this Minute was acknowledged on the 24th day of March, with an intimation that the matter would be submitted to His Excellency the Governor-General in Council.
Note.—Minute dated 22nd July, 1884, published in Sessional Papers, 1885.
9th November, 1885, u „ 1886.
.i 30th h .. n ., 1886.
7th February,  1887,        n ■■ 1887.
ii 16th March, 1887, embodying Resolution of Legislative Assembly
—Journals, 1887, page 28.
victoria, b. c.
Printed by Richard Wolfbnden, I.S.O., V.D., Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty.


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