No. 15
27 January 1860
My Lord Duke
I have the honor of transmitting herewith, copy of a Proclamation, issued on the 20th day of January instant, authorising the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works to sell Town Manuscript image Town and Suburban lots, and agricultural lands, which have been offered for sale at public auction and remain unsold, at the upset price.
2. It was intended to convey such powers to the Commissioner of Lands and Works by the Proclamation regulating the sale of Public Land, which issued on the 14th day of February 1859, but it appearing doubtful whether the powers in question have been actually conveyed by that instrument, in consequence of the expression "Except as aforesaid" in the 4th clause of that Act, Manuscript image it was deemed advisable to remove the doubt, and to issue the present Proclamation.
I have etc.
James Douglas
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Mr Merivale
Register the Proclamation & refer it to the L and En Commissrs?
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HM Mh 14
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Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
Not in file.
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Draft, Merivale to Emigration Commissioners, 26 March 1860, forwarding the proclamation for observations and suggestions.
Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, No. 24, 8 May 1860.
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The Proclamation having now been laid before Parliament this approval can proceed.
Douglas, James to Pelham-Clinton, Henry Pelham Fiennes 27 January 1860, CO 60:7, no. 2756, 90. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria.

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