No. 54
2nd June 1868
My Lord Duke,
I have the honor to forward an Authenticated and two plain copies of an Ordinance of the recent Session of the Legislature of this Colony, entitled; No. 4. An OrdinancetoManuscript image to Assimilate the Law affecting the limitation of certain causes of Actions and Suits.
2. As this Ordinance has been amended in accordance with Your Grace's directions, I presume that there can be no objection to its allowance.
3. In forwarding the Attorney General's report, upon the enclosed ordinance I would venture to call Your Grace's attention to thesuggestionsManuscript image suggestions with which that report concludes. Those suggestions appear to me so well adapted, if carried out, to the benefit of this Colony, that I have directed the Attorney General to prepare a Bill for the purpose. Should it pass the Legislative Council, I shall reserve it for Your Grace's consideration.
I have the honor to be,
My Lord Duke,
Your Grace's most obedient
humble Servant
Frederick Seymour
Minutes by CO staff
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CC 16 July
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Sir F. Rogers
Ordinance allowing foreign Statutes of Limitation to be a defence in certain cases.
The Ordinance passed last year but reserved [as] was objectionable, and an amendt was required (7981). This present ordinance has been properly amended.
HTH 17/7
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At once.
FR 17/7
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
Three printed copies of ordinance not on microfilm.
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H.P.P. Crease, Attorney General, to Seymour, 25 May 1868, reporting on the ordinance as per despatch.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Buckingham to Seymour, No. 52, 18 July 1868 conveying “Her Majesty's Gracious confirmation and allowance of the British Columbia Ordinance No. 4 of 1868 "to assimilate the Law affecting the limitation of certain causes of actions and suits."”