No. 78
4th June 1870
My Lord,
I have the honor to forward to Your Lordship, an authenticated, and two plain copies of an ordinance passed by the Legislative Council entitled,
An ordinance to amend the road ordinance 1869.
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2. The Attorney General's Report which is annexed will furnish all necessary information, respecting this measure, which seems to be required.
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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Mr Holland (when returned)
This is a stringent & summary measure, but on the whole it seems a good one.
Is not the 1st proviso in sec iii defectively drafted? It means of [course?] to exempt a person paying on a/c of real estate from also paying the Poll-tax.
And will it be of much use (sec iv) to authorise only, & not to require, an employer to deduct the annual tax from his employee's wages?
I like the Absentee tax.
RGWH July 7/70
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, 11 May 1870, reporting on the ordinance as per despatch. Letter is incomplete, ending abruptly in mid sentence and lacking a signature.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Kimberley to Musgrave, No. 1, 9 July 1870.
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Herbert
It will be well to ask for a complete copy of the Attorney General's Report.
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