No. 22
30 April 1866
Sir,
I have laid before the Queen the Ordinances noted in the margin
No. 18 of 1864 An Ordinance granting a supplemental supply of sixty thousand and seventy six pounds, eight shillings and eight pence, out of the general revenue of the Colony of British Columbia, and its dependencies to the service of the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty four.
No. 9 of 1865 An Ordinance to apply the sum of two hundred and twenty five thousand nine hundred and forty six pounds, twelve shillings and eight pence sterling, out of the general revenue of the Colony of British Columbia and its dependencies to the service of the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty five.
which were forwarded to me in Mr. Seymour's and your despatches No. 7 of the 2nd of February 1865 and No. 125 of the 16th of December and I am commanded to acquaint you that Her Majesty has been pleased to confirm andallowManuscript image allow them.
You will communicate Her Majesty's decision on these Ordinances to the Inhabitants of British Columbia in the usual and most authentic manner.
I have the honor to be
Sir,
Your most obedient
humble servant
Edward Cardwell
The Officer Administering the Government
Cardwell, Edward to Birch, Arthur Nonus 30 April 1866, NAC RG7:G8C/13, 153. 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/B667022.html.

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