No. 38
31st March 1871
My Lord,
I have the honor to transmit, with the Attorney General's Report, the usual copies of an Act passed by the Legislative Council entitled— An Act to abolish Road Tolls on all Articles comingfromManuscript image from the interior of the Colony in the direction of the Seaboard.
2. This measure will not cause any loss of Revenue, for the liability to tolls and costliness of carriage has hitherto prevented any attempt to export from the interior Articles which might perhaps have been turned to profitable account. But, as the Attorney General pointsoutManuscript image out, the introduction of Thomson's Patent Road Steamers has excited the hope that the expense of freight will soon be much lessened; and as it is very desirable not to obstruct the growth of any economical industry in saving what is now wasted for lack of cheap transport, I have no hesitation in recommending this Act for Her Majesty's confirmation.
I have the honor to be,
My Lord,
Your most obedient
Humble Servant
A. Musgrave
Minutes by CO staff
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CC 2 May
Road Tolls.
HTH 3/5
At once.
FR 4/5
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
Three printed copies of act not on microfilm.
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George Phillippo, Attorney General, to Musgrave, 29 March 1871, reporting on the act as per despatch.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Kimberley to Musgrave, No. 38, 5 May 1871.