No. 55
Victoria
3rd 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. 5. An OrdinancetoManuscript image to confirm certain Titles to Real Property in Vancouver Island.
2. The Attorney General sees no reason why this simple measure should not be allowed, and I concur with him.

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
Hudsons Bay Confirmatory Ordinance. There seems no objection to this Ordce which only confirms titles granted by the Hudsons Bay Co before 1860. But I think I wd send it to the Land Board.
HTH 16/7
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Certainly.
FR 17/7
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The words seem to me rather large—e.g. what if it appears that the HBC have granted the same land to two persons. Both grants are validated. All the Estate then in the [Cr.?] of the HBC shd pass by the grant but nothing more.
FR 17/7
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Or after 'hereditaments' insert "not before conveyed" to meet this possibility without raising fresh litigation as to "estate then in HBC but nothing more."
CBA 20/7
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I should not withold sanction. The possible difficulty may be pointed out to the Govr.
B&C 21/7
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.
Seymour, Frederick to Grenville, Richard 3 June 1868, CO 60:32, no. 7425, 447. 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/B68055.html.

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