No. 11
3rd June 1864
My Lord Duke,
I have the honor to forward an authenticated and two plain copies of an Ordinance of the recent Session of the Legislative Council of this Colony, entitled:
An Ordinance to declare the lawful rate of interest in the Colony.
I add a copy of the Report of the Attorney General which appears to me, sufficiently full, to renderanyManuscript image any remarks from me superfluous.
I have the honor to be
My Lord Duke
Your Grace's most obedient
humble Servant
Frederick Seymour
Minutes by CO staff
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VJ 13 Augt
The rate of interest is startling to English ears. But the reasons given by the Atty Genl seem to me entirely to justify the Act.
EC 16
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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H.P.P. Crease, Attorney General, to Colonial Secretary, 11 May 1864, reporting on the ordinance as per despatch.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Cardwell to Seymour, No. 32, 31 August 1864.
Seymour, Frederick to Pelham-Clinton, Henry Pelham Fiennes 3 June 1864, CO 60:18, no. 7594, 327. 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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