Hamilton to Under-Secretary of State
Treasury Chambers
30th July 1868
The Lords Commissoners of Her Majesty's Treasury have had before them your letter of the 17th July submitting an Ordinance, No 19 of 1867, passed by the Legislature of British Columbia "to authorize the issue of Debentures for short temporary Loans," and My Lords request that you will inform the Duke of Buckingham & Chandos that They have no objection to offer to this Ordinance, though They regret that the circumstances of the Colony should render it necessary.
In stating this however, MyLordsManuscript image Lords assume that the Words "existing Liabilities" which appear in the first Clause of the Ordinance, are to be strictly interpreted and limited by the Words "existing temporary Loans," occurring in the Preamble.
I am,
Your obedient Servant
Geo. A. Hamilton
Minutes by CO staff
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CC 31 July
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I would write that HG finds that pending the consideration of the various questions relating to B.C. finance it was not observed that no decision on this Orde had been communicated to the Govr.
That HG has now to inform Mr Seymour that &c (Sanction).
FR 1/8
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Draft reply, Buckingham to Seymour, No. 58, 4 August 1868 conveying Her Majesty's Gracious Confirmation and allowance of British Columbia’s Ordinance No. 19 of 1867, entitled, An Ordinance to authorize the issue of Debentures for short temporary Loans and relating the terms that allow the ordinance to be sanctioned.