R.E. Institutions
British Columbia

The British Columbia, December 5th 1861

"...This Institution will be emphatically COLONIAL, on the broadest and most liberal basis - open to all without distinction in regard to nation, creed or colour.  When the time for electing a Board Of management arrives, it will be well to aim at having all creeds and classes represented therein, as far as practicable.  The expense of clearing the site, building and outfit will be heavy.  A rough estimate of the cost of carrying out the able recommendations of Dr. Seddall, RE, for a Hospital, capable of accommodating 20 patients is, in round figures 1600 pounds Sterling."