No. 27
7th April 1866
I have the honor to forward an authenticated and two plain copies of an Ordinance of the recent Session of the Legislature of this Colony, entitled; No. 8 An Ordinance authorizing the sale of theRealManuscript image Real Estate of Intestates. I add the Report of the Attorney General.
2. This Ordinance had its origin in representations made by Mr Justice Begbie whose Minute on the subject I enclose.
3. The Bill passed through the Legislature without opposition and was submitted to me for approval, I however considered it advisable to require a clause to be inserted suspending the operation of the Ordinance untilHerManuscript image Her Majesty's pleasure be known.
I have the honor to be,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Arthur N. Birch
Minutes by CO staff
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ABd 16 June
Sanction—observing that the Court will of course take steps to secure that the money received by the persl representative is not made away with by him. It appears to me that the purchasers title ought not to be complete till the Accountt Genl has recd the purchasers money.
FR 16/6
WEF 18/6
EC 19
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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H.P.P. Crease, Attorney General, to Officer Administering the Government, 7 April 1866, reporting on the ordinance as per despatch.
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M.B. Begbie to Officer Administering the Government, 13 February 1866, commenting on procedures to resolve intestate settlements.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Cardwell to Acting Governor Birch, No. 37, 28 June 1866.