No. 35
14 July 1863
Sir,
I think it best to inform you that I am about to submit for Her Majesty's approval certain Instructions appointing the following Officers to be Members of the Legislative Council in British Columbia.
The Colonial Secretary
The Attorney General
The Treasurer
TheManuscript image The Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
The Collector of Customs
I think it also advisable to point out that as doubts may be entertained respecting the binding authority of any Proclamation issued by you subsequently to the date of the Order in Council, constituting a Legislative Council (viz. The Colonial Secretary, the Attorney General, the Treasurer, the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, and the Collector of Customs). Your first step onconveningManuscript image convening the Council should be to re-enact in the form of an Ordinance any Proclamation or Proclamations which you may have issued after the above date including the Proclamation (if any) by which you may have paid the Salaries of Public Officers.
I have the honor to be
Sir,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Newcastle
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Douglas, James

Pelham-Clinton, Henry Pelham Fiennes

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Pelham-Clinton, Henry Pelham Fiennes to Douglas, James 14 July 1863, NAC RG7:G8C/10, 524. 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. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/B637035.html.

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