No. 71
15 November 1861
I have the honour of transmitting for Your Grace's information, Copies of two Acts which I have lately passed for the Colony of British ColumbiaEntitledManuscript image Entitled as follows: 1. "New Westminster Municipal Council Extension Act 1861."
2. "Harrison Lillooet Portage No 2 Roads Bonds Act 1861."
2. The first of those Acts was passed at the petition of the inhabitants, for the purpose of including within the limits of New Westminster for Municipal purposes, a tract of land, 10 chains in width, not before included, and also in order to addtwoManuscript image two Councillors to the original number of seven appointed under the provisions of the "New Westminster Municipal Act 1860."
3. The object of the Harrison Lillooet Road Bonds Act, is to provide for the creation of British Columbia Bonds to the amount of £3000, bearing interest at the rate of 6 per cent per annum, for the purpose of defraying a part of the cost of forming the Harrison Lillooet Road,whichManuscript image which could not be conveniently met out of the revenue of the current year, and arrangements will be made, as required, to meet this liability.
4. There being nothing in these Acts of an unusual nature, I venture to recommend them for Her Majesty's approval.
I have the honor to be
My Lord Duke,
Your Grace's most obedient
and humble Servant
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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VJ 14 Jan
Mr Elliot
If there is no objection to the financial arrangement in No 12 or refce to the T-y necessary in respect of them, Confirm both Proclamations.
FR 20/1
For so small an amount I see no sufficient ground of objection or necessity for a reference. I think therefore that both laws may be confirmed.
TFE 20 Jany
N 22
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, No. 98, 28 January 1862, which confirms the Queen's approval of Douglas's acts.