No. 94
25 October 1868
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Despatch No. 107 of the 26th August reporting that the Draft Ordinance which had been prepared in this Country for the constitution of a Supreme Court of British Columbia in such a manner as to set at rest the anomalies arising outofManuscript image of the Union of British Columbia and Vancouvers Island had been rejected, and that you had allowed another Ordinance to be passed in substitution for it.
A Copy of that Ordinance entitled An Ordinance "to establish a Supreme Court of Justice in the Colony of British Columbia," you enclose in your despatch. I have perused this Ordinance, but it is impossible for me to submit it for Her Majesty's approval inasmuch as it contemplates a Supreme Court composed of a Chief Justice and Puisne Judge and is therefore inapplicable to the existingstateManuscript image state of things in British Columbia in which unfortunately there exist two Chief Justices.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Buckingham & Chandos
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Grenville, Richard

Seymour, Frederick

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Grenville, Richard to Seymour, Frederick 25 October 1868, NAC RG7:G8C/15, 474. 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.

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