Herbert to Under-Secretary of State
Office of Committee of Privy Council for Trade
Whitehall
December 3. 1867
Sir
I am directed by the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 16th ult transmitting by direction of the Secretary of State for the Colonies a copy of an Ordinance of the Government of British Columbia entitled "An Ordinance toassimilateManuscript image assimilate and amend the Law prohibiting the sale or gift of intoxicating Liquor to Indians" together with a copy of the Report of the Attorney General of that Colony thereon, and requesting that the Duke of Buckingham may be favoured with their Lordships opinion, whether any alteration is required in this Ordinance, or if it should be left in operation as it now stands.
As in your letter the attention of their Lordships was more particularly directed to Sections10Manuscript image 10 and 11, they have carefully considered the effect of those provisions, and I am now to state for His Grace's information, that taking into consideration the particular circumstances of the case, and bearing in mind the very stringent and arbitrary laws in force in this country with a view to the prevention of Contraband Trade, on the importation of prohibited articles, My Lords are of opinion that there are no sufficient grounds for recommending Her Majesty to disallow thisOrdinanceManuscript image Ordinance in its present shape.
The ordinance is herewith returned as requested.
I have the honor to be,
Sir
Your obedient Servant

Robert G.W. Herbert
Minutes by CO staff
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CC 4 Dec
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Sir F. Rogers
The Board of Trade think that there is no reason why this Ordinance should be disallowed considering the very stringent & arbitrary laws in force in this country with a view to the prevention of Contraband Trade.
I rather think that this is your view of the case. Sanction.
HTH 4/12
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Yes.
FR 4/12
CBA 6/12
B&C 8/12
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Draft reply, Buckingham to Seymour, No. 94, 12 December 1867 conveying “Her Majesty's gracious Confirmation and Allowance of the Ordinance…entitled "An Ordinance to Assimilate and amend the Law prohibiting the sale or gift of intoxicating Liquors to the Indians."”
Herbert, Robert George Wyndham to Adderley, Charles Bowyer 3 December 1867, CO 60:31, no. 11781, 26. 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/B675TA06.html.

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