Hill to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
General Post Office
19 November, 1867
Having laid before the Postmaster General your letter of the 11th instant and its enclosures, I am directed to state, for the information of the Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, that the Duke of Montrose has no objection to offer on behalf of this Department to any of theprovisionsManuscript image provisions of the enclosed Act of the Legislature of British Columbia, entitled "An Ordinance to Assimilate the Law regulating the Postal Service."
I am, however, to observe that Clause 12 of the Ordinance appears to the Duke of Montrose to give, in one respect, greater power to the Postmaster of British Columbia than is given to the Postmaster General of the United Kingdom.
I am, Sir,
Your most obedient Servant

F. Hill
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Holland
The Post Office points out that Sec 12 gives the Postmaster General of B Columbia greater power than is possessed by the Postmaster Genl at home. It isManuscript image probably a very necessary precaution.
Sanction I suppose.
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Sir F Rogers
An exactly similar section to section 12 of the present ordinance is to be found in the B. Columbian Postal Ordce No 14 of 1864. That Ordinance was referred to the Post office, & approved of without comment, & subsequently confirmed by HM.
I would therefore sanction this Ordinance without comment.
HTH 21/11
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I think so.
FR 21/11
CBA 22/11
B&C 24/11
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Draft reply, Buckingham to Seymour, No. 91, 26 November 1867 conveying “Her Majesty's gracious Confirmation and allowance of the Ordinance…No. 25 of 1867 entitled "An Ordinance to assimilate the Law regulating the Postal Service."”