No. 79
June 7th 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 alter and amend the County Court Ordinance 1867.
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2. The Attorney General's Report is annexed.
3. I regard the provisions of the measure as judicious. A very extensive jurisdiction is confided by the original ordinance to the County Court Judges, who are the Stipendiary Magistrates in the several Districts, and who are not members of the legal Profession.InManuscript image In cases where the amounts in dispute are above the sum of £10, it is desirable that the litigants should have opportunity for obtaining the decision of a higher Court, and a duly qualified Judge. The power may not often be used, but the fact of its existence will tend to remove some dissatisfaction which has arisen withregardManuscript image regard to the action of the County Courts.
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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To await Mr Holland's return.
At once.
RGWH July 7/70
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Amendment of County Court Ordinance. Sanction.
HTH 6/8
[WM] 6/8
K Aug 6/70
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.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Kimberley to Musgrave, No. 9, 6 August 1870.