No. 5
24th January 1866
I have the honor to forward, herewith, a Copy of the Speech with which I opened the Session of the Legislative Council on the 18th Instant. I encloseaManuscript image a Copy of the Address in reply adopted by the unanimous vote of the Council and presented to me on the 23rd Instant.
I have the honor to be,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Arthur N. Birch
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
A good speech, I think. Revenue diminishing & export duty on gold abandoned.
Ack: rect.
ABd 2 Apl
FR 2/4
EC 3
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Printed copy of speech given by Birch at the opening of the Legislative Council, 18 January 1866.
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Printed copy of the reply of the Legislative Council, signed by H.M. Ball, Presiding Member, 22 January 1866.
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Printed copy of Birch's rejoinder, no date.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Cardwell to Acting Governor, No. 15, 6 April 1866.
Birch, Arthur Nonus to Cardwell, Edward 24 January 1866, CO 60:24, no. 3019, 21. 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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