No. 153
7th December 1870
My Lord,
Referring to Your Lordship's observations upon the Land Registry Act, 1870, made in the concluding paragraphs of Your Despatch No 18, of 5th September, I have the honor to transmit a Copy of a Letter from theAttorneyManuscript image Attorney General enclosing others from Mr Crease, his Official Predecessor, and Mr Alston, the Registrar, upon the subject to which Your Lordship adverts.
2. I think with these gentlemen that it would scarcely be desirable at the present time to reopen the discussion upon the question of Registration.
I have the honor to be,
My Lord,
Your obedient Servant
A. Musgrave
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CC 11 Jan 70
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Sir F. Rogers
As the Govr thinks it would be undesirable at the present time to re-open any question upon the Land Registry Bill I should be disposed on this ground not to press the amendment observing, however, that Ld K sees no reason to doubt that compensation clauses should be introduced in a measure of this kind.
HTH 12/1/71
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I agree. The title is not made indefeasible till after 7 years registration, nor without advertisements, nor in favour of fraud.
FR 12/1
K Jan 17/71
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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George Phillippo, Attorney General, to Musgrave, 10 November 1870, enclosing letters from Justice H.P.P. Crease and Graham Alston, Registrar General, respecting the land registry ordinance of 1870.
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Crease to Phillippo, 28 October 1870, advising against the introduction of a compensation clause to the ordinance at the present time.
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Alston to Phillippo, 2 November 1870, advising against amending the ordinance at the present time.
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Draft reply, Kimberley to Musgrave, No. 4, 21 January 1871.
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Colonial Office to Emigration Commissioners, no date, forwarding correspondence from various colonies in reply to a circular relating to the land transfer question.
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Cancelled. See Mr Herbert's minute on Draft to Mr Thring of 11 Feb/71, annexed.
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Herbert to H. Thring, Office of Parliamentary Counsel, 11 February 1871, forwarding copy of Kimberley's circular of 25 February 1870 and offering to forward the answers received from the colonies for his information.
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I do not think we need at present ask the Land Board to report upon these papers. They were obtained in the belief that they might be of use this session if the Ld Chancellor re-introduced his lapsed Bill of last year on this subject. I think they shd be offered to Mr Thring.
RGWH Feb 9/71
Musgrave, Anthony to Wodehouse, John 7 December 1870, CO 60:41, no. 283, 257. 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/B70153.html.

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