No. 21
Downing Street
4 May 1860
I have to acknowledge the receipt of your despatches No. 239 and 240 of the 22nd of December last, and to convey to you the sanction of the Queen for the following Proclamations issued by you.
(No. 14) To facilitate the recovery of small debts.
(No. 15) To promote the formation of Joint Stock Companies.
(No. 16) To impose a toll on goods carried from New Westminster.
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I enclose for your information a report by the Law Adviser to this Department on the two former of these Proclamations.
I take this opportunity to inform you that the copies of the Proclamations transmitted to the Secretary of State should bear the actual signature of the Governor and not merely a printed signature.
I have the honor to be
Your Obedient Servant
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Rogers to Merivale, 27 February 1860, reviewing British Columbia 1859 proclamations fourteen and fifteen, and advising that they may be properly sanctioned.