No. 41
5th May 1865
Sir,
I have the honor to forward Copy of a letter addressed to me by Mr Justice Begbie on the subject of the Rules of practice now in use in the Vice Admiralty Court of this Colony.
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2. I am unable to answer Mr Begbie's enquiry whether Her Majesty has acted on the Authority conferred by the 14th section of the 26th of Victoria, Cap: 24. Perhaps you might have the goodness to furnish me with the information required by the Judge.
I have the honor to be,
Sir,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Frederick Seymour
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
I apprehend this desph &c shd be referred to the Admy with a request to know what ans. it will be proper to return the Governor on the subject.
ABd 10 July
Sir F. Rogers
As Vice Admiralty practice generally has, I believe, been lately under review, I think it safer to reserve this for you.
TFE 10 July
To Admy at once.
FR 27/7
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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M.B. Begbie to Seymour, 11 April 1865, making enquiry as per despatch.
Other documents included in the file
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Rogers to Secretary to the Admiralty, 1 August 1865, forwarding copy of the despatch and enclosure for consideration.
Seymour, Frederick to Cardwell, Edward 5 May 1865, CO 60:21, no. 6399, 415. 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/B65041.html.

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