No. 78
26 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 Colony, entitled; No. 9. An Ordinance toprovideManuscript image provide for the fencing of land in British Columbia.
2. The Attorney General's report is enclosed.
3. Though I think the Bill originally introduced to be better than the one now forwarded, I did not think the objections entertained were sufficiently grave to require me to disallow the bill.
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Should be "to withhold my assent to."
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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CC 5 July
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Sir F. Rogers
Fencing of Land in British Columbia.
This Ordinance is open to certain objections, as pointed out by the Attorney General, but it is a matter which the Colonists may be left to deal with, and if difficulties should arise in the working of it, to amend.
Sanction. But desire to have a report after sufficient time has elapsed to enable the Governor to judge of the working of the measure.
HTH 5.7.69
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I wd merely sanction.
I should hardly think that the potato grounds of the Indians were endangered by this: v. Atty G's report—as to all the rest the people can take care of themselves.
FR 7/7
WM 8/7
G 13/7
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, 15 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. 70, 15 July 1869.