No. 56
18th August 1865
Sir,
I have received and laid before the Queen the three Ordinances noted in the margin, passed by the Legislature of British Columbia the month of March 1865; and I am commanded to inform you that Her MajestyhasManuscript image has been graciously pleased to sanction and confirm the same.
It appears to me that a great portion of the Ordinance No. 14 of 1865 would have been more conveniently promulgated, not as a Law but in the shape of regulations made by the governor in pursuance of powers which might have been conferred on him by the Legislature. This method wants have facilitated that occasional revision and alteration which a novel state of things usually renders necessary. At the same time I readily admit that thelocalManuscript image local Authorities ought to be the best judges of the form in which a Law of this kind should be framed, and as the convenience of regulations is self evident, there were I presume objection to that course of proceeding which do not occur to me.
I have the honor to be
Sir,
Your most obedient
humble servant
Edward Cardwell
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Cardwell, Edward to Seymour, Frederick 18 August 1865, NAC RG7:G8C/12, 251. 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/B657056.html.

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