No. 74
16th 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,entitled;Manuscript image entitled; No. 10. An Ordinance for the better protection of Cattle, and the better prevention of Cattle Stealing.
2. I think the measure a good one. It will apply principally to the Islands lying between Vancouver Island and the Mainland which are visited occasionally by very lawless people,bothManuscript image both of European and Indian extraction.
3. I enclose the Report of the Attorney General.
4. Your Lordship will observe that the ordinance contains a suspending clause.
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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CC 3 June 69
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Sir F. Rogers
Protection of Cattle & for prevention of Cattle Stealing.
This Ordinance is passed mainly to check the prevalence of cattle stealing in Vancouver Island, & it will be seen that sections 7 & 10 are confined to that Island.
The suspending clause has been inserted from a doubt being entertained whether this kind of legislation, applicable to one part of a Colony only would be approved by Lord Granville.
I am disposed to think that the circumstances stated by the AG justify this measure, though stringent & as to some provisions applicable to V. Island only. Sanction.
These Ordinances from B.C. are carelessly printed. Sect. V should end at the word Dollar—& the latter part should form a separate section.
The second part of sect 7—"Brand to be registered" should be a separate section.
HTH 3.6.69
FR 4/6
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At once.
FR 3/7
WM 5/7
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, 19 April 1869, reporting on the ordinance as per despatch.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Granville to Officer Administering the Government, No. 65, 6 July 1869.
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Holland
Shall anything be said about Sec V & VII?