No. 82
9 August 1869
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of Governor Seymour's Despatches Nos. 58 and 60 of the 24th of March and 3rd of April, the first forwarding a Petition addressed to the Queen by the Legislative Council of British Columbia praying Her MajestytoManuscript image to remove the present unsatisfactory condition of the Courts of Justice in British Columbia, and the 2nd transmitting an Ordinance No. 8 of 1869, "to regulate the Supreme Courts of Justice of British Columbia."
In reply I have to convey to you Her Majesty's gracious confirmation and allowance of the Ordinance No. 8, of 1869, and I have to request you to inform the Legislative Council that their Petition has been laid before the Queen and that Her Majesty has been pleased to receiveitManuscript image it very graciously.
I have however to observe that if the Ordinance No. 8 of 1869, is likely to cause some of the inconveniences apprehended by the Legislative Council it is unfortunate that the Council did not act upon the invitation made by the Duke of Buckingham in his despatch of the 26th of June 1868, No. 40 and modify the draft Ordinance sent from this Country so as to remove or mitigate these inconveniences.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
Humble Servant
Leveson-Gower, Granville George to Musgrave, Anthony 9 August 1869, NAC RG7:G8C/16, 314. 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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