No. 70
13th April 1869
My Lord,
I have the honor to forward an authenticated and two plain copies of an Ordinance of the recent Session of the Legislature of this ColonyentitledManuscript image entitled; No. 22. An Ordinance to facilitate the working of the Mineral Lands. Your Lordship will observe that it contains a suspending clause.
2. The report of the Attorney General is sufficiently full on the subject.
3. As the main principles of the measure were introduced by myself,IManuscript image I need hardly say that I take a favorable view of the Ordinance.
4. Should Your Lordship approve of the measure, perhaps you would be good enough to telegraph to me, Her Majesty's allowance of the Ordinance. It is one of great importance to the Colony.
I have the honor to be
My Lord,
YourManuscript image Your Lordship's most obedient
humble Servant,
Frederick Seymour
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Holland
To L & E Commrs L[edger] F[olio].
CC 29/5
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I think so. The Orde has a suspendg clause & the Govr wishes the decision telegraphed to him. The Crs should be asked to report at their earliest convenience.
HTH 29.5.69
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At once.
FR 29/5
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Recd in Dt 31 May, 2 O'C.
Sent to Ld Bd 2.10 O'C.
EB 31.5.69
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Answd Ld Bd/6221 May 31 1869.
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, 12 April 1869, reporting on the ordinance as per despatch.
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Crease to Colonial Secretary, 9 September 1868, enclosure to report above, discussing the conclusions of a Committee appointed to "consider and report on the best mode of dealing with the Mineral Lands…with a view of encouraging the development of that portion of our resources."
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Crease to Seymour, 13 April 1869, noting the importance of obtaining an early answer from Britain, and requesting that he ask for a reply by telegraph.
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Attorney General's Office, 9 September 1868, printed "Report of the Committee appointed to consider the best mode of dealing with mineral lands of British Columbia."