No. 119
Victoria
18th September 1867
My Lord Duke,
I have had the honor to receive Your Grace's despatch No 24 of the 11th of May expressing regret that an Act of Indemnity had not been obtained from theLegislativeManuscript image Legislative Council in regard to the expenditure of certain monies in the late Colony of Vancouver Island without Legislative sanction.
2. It is with satisfaction that I have to state that with considerable trouble the Auditor managed to place the public accounts of Vancouver Island in such a position as to enable me apply for and obtain the Ordinance of Indemnity forwarded herewith.TheManuscript image The Attorney General's report is enclosed.
I have the honor to be
My Lord Duke
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Frederick Seymour
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Holland
Mr Elliot has all the Finance correspondence.
CC 5 Nov
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Sir F. Rogers
Appropriation Ordinance. Sanction. But (?) attach these papers to those before Mr Elliot.
HTH 6/11
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So proceed.
FR 6/11
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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H.P.P. Crease, Attorney General, to Seymour, 11 July 1867, reporting on the ordinance as per despatch.
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Minute, W.A.G. Young, 31 August 1867, discussing the ramifications of the supply ordinance No. 26 of 2 April 1867.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Buckingham to Seymour, No. 76, 7 November 1867 conveying “Her Majesty's gracious confirmation and allowance of the Ordinance of your government No. 26 … entitled "An Ordinance to confirm the expenditure of the sum of One hundred and forty one thousand two hundred and ninety five dollars and fifteen cents for the service of the Colony of Vancouver's Island for the year One thousand eight hundred and Sixty Six."
Seymour, Frederick to Grenville, Richard 18 September 1867, CO 60:29, no. 10829, 139. 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/B67119.html.

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