No. 43
25th April 1870
My Lord,
I did not receive Your Lordship's Despatch No 22 of the 8th March until very near the close of the Legislative Session when the Council was very fully occupied by the business before it. To have laid before them then the correspondence which should have been presented to them attheManuscript image the time of its receipt by Mr Seymour, respecting the Supreme Court, would probably have caused a great deal of delay in the public work; and raised an irritating discussion from which no practical good would result, upon a subject which has now happily been set at rest by Mr Needham's removal to Trinidad. I had already communicated all the correspondence to the Executive Council; and the vexed question has almost entirely passed out of the publicmind.Manuscript image mind. Under those circumstances I have taken it upon myself to regard Your Lordship's request that I would lay the correspondence before the Legislative Council as not being a peremptory instruction.
I have the honor to be,
My Lord,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
A. Musgrave
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Herbert
See minutes on 1382.
CC 30/5
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Mr Holland
I think I shall do best if I leave this to you without remark.
RGWH May 30/70
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Sir F. Rogers
I would approve of the course taken by Mr Musgrave.
HTH 31/5/70
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FR 31/5
WM 2/6
G 3/6
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Draft reply, Granville to Musgrave, No. 55, 8 June 1870.