No. 77
31st May 1870
My Lord,
I have consulted the Attorney General upon the subject of Your Lordship's Circular Despatch of the 28th December last respecting the construction of the "Casual Revenues" and "Law and practice of Escheat Acts," which have been passedinManuscript image in various Colonies, and as to the proper mode of dealing with the proceeds of Escheated Estates.
2. The subject is not one that has been brought into notice in this Colony and there is no immediate necessity for legislation upon it. But it would be well perhaps to pass a modification of the Sketch Bills furnished by your Lordship, at the next Session of the Legislature.
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I have the honor to be,
My Lord,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
A. Musgrave
Minutes by CO staff
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CC 6 July
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Sir F. Rogers
Put by. Mr Holland to see on his return?
AWLH 15/7
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At once.
FR 16/7
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Seen.
HTH 13/9
Musgrave, Anthony to Leveson-Gower, Granville George 31 May 1870, CO 60:38, no. 7278, 564. 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. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/B70077.html.

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