No. 35
23 June 1866
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Despatch No. 39 of the 25th of April, enclosing a copy of a letter from Mr. Justice Begbie relative to the jurisdiction of the Supreme Courts of British Columbia and Vancouver Island, and adverting to his own position when the two Colonies shall be united.
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I have to request you will acquaint Mr. Begbie that whenever the proper time arrives his representation will receive due consideration.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
humble servant
Edward Cardwell
The Officer Administering the Government
Cardwell, Edward to Birch, Arthur Nonus 23 June 1866, NAC RG7:G8C/13, 237. 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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