No. 65
8 April 1869
My Lord,
I have had the honor to receive Your Lordship's despatch No 4 of 14 January enquiring whether IhaveManuscript image have received the Duke of Buckingham's Circular despatch of the 6th of August 1868 respecting the proposed registration of Births, Marriages, and Deaths. In reply I have to state that my despatch of the 27th of October 1868 acknowledged the receipt of His Grace's circular despatch in question.
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No. It ackgs simply the duplicate.
2. My despatch No 100 of 11 August, willhaveManuscript image have informed Your Lordship that the subject was considered in the Executive Council, and I was advised that the Ceylon regulations could not be made to apply to this Colony.
3. I laid before the Legislative Council, by message, a copy of the abstract of the Ceylon Registration Ordinances, which formed part of the Duke of Buckingham'sCircularManuscript image Circular Despatch of 6th of August 1868, the Council however did not take action in the matter.
I have the honor to be
My Lord,
Your Lordship's most obedient
humble Servant,
Frederick Seymour
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Sandford
May be put by?
CC 20 May
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At once.
FRS 21/5
Seymour, Frederick to Leveson-Gower, Granville George 8 April 1869, CO 60:35, no. 5588, 462. 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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