No. 55
5th May 1870
My Lord,
I have the honor to forward an authenticated and two plain copies of an Ordinance entitled—
An Ordinance respecting the Supreme Court.
2. The Attorney General's report which I also forward so fully explains the reasons forpassingManuscript image passing this Ordinance that not much remark is necessary from me. But is is proper to observe that hitherto no permanent provision has been made for the Officers of the Courts, who were dependent upon annual votes for their Salaries. This provision is now supplied by the Statute for a Registrar and Deputy Registrar. It was intended by the Council that the Salary of the former should be One thousand, nine hundred and forty dollars ($1940), and of the Deputy Registrar FifteenhundredManuscript image hundred dollars ($1500). But by some clerical error which was not discovered until after I have assented to the Bill, $1940 has been inserted as the amount in both cases. I annex a copy of a Letter from the Attorney General upon this subject.
3. To these appointments I regard the Gentlemen who have held the Office of Registrar in the late Vancouver Island and Mainland Courts as manifestly having a first claim, but I shall acquaint the Deputy RegistrarthatManuscript image that his Salary will be only $1500 in accordance with what is known to have been the intention of the Legislative Council; and the error shall be brought to their notice at the next Session.
I have the honor to be,
My Lord,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
A. Musgrave
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Sir F. Rogers
This is one of the Ordinances relating to the merger of the Courts upon the resignation of Mr Needham.
A mistake has been made in the Salary of the Deputy Registrar, but this will be amended at the next Session.
Sanction upon the understanding that the error will be amended at the earliest opportunity.
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At once.
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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 Musgrave, 22 April 1870, reporting on the ordinance as per despatch.
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Crease to Musgrave, 5 May 1870, explaining the clerical error in regard to the deputy registrar's salary.
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Draft reply, Granville to Musgrave, No. 61, 11 June 1870.