28th April 1859

From the Journal of Lt. Lempriere, RE, in the RE Camp.

28th Thursday Accompanied Col. Moody on the tour of Queensborough alias "The Stump City"  The idea of a place covered with timber and brushwood, so that it is next to impossible to make your way through it, becoming at some future time a commercial city seems almost absurd.

Note: 2004 - Population of New Westminster: 550,000.