No. 61
15th June 1868
My Lord Duke,
I have the honor to forward an Authenticated and two plain Copies of an Ordinance of the Legislature of this Colony, entitled; No. 8.Manuscript image No. 8. An Ordinance authorizing the Sale of the Real Estate of Intestates, and for other purposes.
2. This measure appears to me well adapted to the circumstances of the Colony and I see no objection to its allowance.
I have the honor to be,
My Lord Duke,
YourManuscript image Your most obedient
humble Servant
Frederick Seymour
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
See S of S desp No 44.
WR 19/8/68
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FR 19/8
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Mr Elliot
The Ordinance of 1867 has been repealed (though it is wrongly cited in this Ordinance) & this Ordinance adopts the amendments suggested by this Department. A new section—sect. 5—is added, which as it is confined to Estates under $500 dollars may perhaps be allowed upon the strong recommendation of the Attorney General. But I should be disposed to state that HG only allows the section in accorde with such strong recommendation, and that he wd not be prepared to sanction so novel a clause in cases of Estates of any larger value than that fixed by the Ordinance.
HTH 22/8
TFE 24/8
CBA 25/8
B&C 26/8
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. 66, 27 August 1868 conveying “Her Majesty's Gracious Confirmation and allowance of the British Columbia Ordinance No. 8 of 1868 entitled "An Ordinance authorizing the Sale of the Real Estate of Intestates and for other purposes"” and discussing why section five of the ordinance was allowed.