No. 102
5th September 1867
My Lord Duke,
I have the honor to forward an authenticated and two plain copies of an Ordinance of the late Session of the Legislature of this Colony entitled;No 17.Manuscript image No 17. An Ordinance to declare the application of the existing laws of Customs. The Attorney General's report which I enclose will be found sufficiently explanatory.
I have the honor to be,
My Lord Duke,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Frederick Seymour
Minutes by CO staff
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CC 4 Nov 67
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Sir F. Rogers
Customs Declaration Ordinance. This Orde extends the B. Columbia Customs Laws to goods imported from V. Island, which have not paid Customs Duties. By sec. 5 the collection of such duties was only allowed to the 30 March last.
The practical effect of the Ordinance is to legalize the collection of such duties which have been made in New Westminster. Express regret that the time has been limited.Manuscript image Sanction.
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At once. I shd be disinclined to express regret. The Law is a very anomalous one, and even under the circumstances under wh it was passed, I shd doubt the wisdom of increasing any force it may have as a precedent.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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H.P.P. Crease, Attorney General, to Seymour, 18 June 1867, reporting on the ordinance as per despatch.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Buckingham to Seymour, No. 75, 7 November 1867 conveying “Her Majesty's Confirmation and allowance of” six ordinances, one of which is ordinance 17.