This is a photocopy of the original petition addressed to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia asking that the village of Granville be incorporated as the City of Vancouver. The original is in the Vancouver Archives ( AM651).  Some of the signatures might be a little difficult to make out, but it would be great to have at least the text transcribed.

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vancouver-petition
To
The Legislative Assembly
of the Province of British Columbia

The Petition of the residents of Vancouver in the District of New Westminster
Humbly Sheweth

That the present village of Granville with its vicinity has been chosen by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company as the terminus of their Railway, and in consequence thereof the said Village is now daily increasing, and is likely to increase very largely in population, in the immediate future

That in view of the large increase in said population, it is necessary and expedient that the building of the roads, streets and bridges, and other improvements of a like nature should be provided for

Your petitioners further shew that the said Railway Company are about setting the contract for constructing their line of Railway from Port Moody to said Village of Granville and are about constructing large wharves and other buildings and improvements in said Village of Granville and in the immediate vicinity which said construction and improvements will give employment to many hundreds of men, and for the reasons aforesaid, and for the better preservation of law and order

Your petitioners are desirous of obtaining a charter incorporating the said village of Granville and its immediate vicinity, a city under...transcription to this point made by Gent Ng, May 17, 2018