No. 50
20th April 1871
My Lord,
Referring to my Despatch No 45, of 8th instant, I have the honor to forward another copy of the same Resolutions therein enclosed, respecting the Civil List Act,whichManuscript image which have been sent to me from Yale for transmission to Your Lordship.
2. The so called Public Meeting was got up by the same persons who were active in the matter in Victoria; and Your Lordship may be able to form some opinion of the character of the assemblage from the annexed extract fromtheManuscript image the "Colonist" Newspaper of 16th April reporting their proceedings. The Colonist by no means usually shews any favor to the policy of the Government.
I have the honor to be,
My Lord,
Your most obedient
Humble Servant
A. Musgrave
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Meade
Ackn: receipt & refer him to despatch of 15 May No 44 (see 4545) & desire him to write to Mr McQuarrie in the same terms as to Mr Robertson.
CC 25/5
The resolutions are the same as those passed at Mr Robertson's meeting, and I suppose the answer should be similar to the one given to him.
RM 25/5
EHKH 26/5/71
I agree.
K May 26/71
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Daniel McQuarrie to Musgrave, 11 April 1871, enclosing the resolutions adopted at a public meeting at Yale to be forwarded to the secretary of state.
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Resolutions of a public meeting at Yale, no date, recording a protest to the act providing for a permanent civil list, signed by Alfred Pleace, Secretary.
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Newspaper clipping, The British Colonist, 16 April 1871, "The Meeting at Yale—A Great Fizzle."
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Draft reply, Kimberley to Musgrave, No. 54, 1 June 1871.