No. 60
17th May 1871
My Lord,
I have the honor to transmit to Your Lordship certain Resolutions purporting to have been passed at "Public Meetings" held at the Village of "Lilloett" and "Lytton," and places called "BuonaparteHouseManuscript image House" and "Hat Creek House" on Buonaparte River, censuring the conduct of the Legislative Council in respect of the Civil List Act, 1871, and praying that Her Majesty will not assent to that measure.
2. The prominent agents on these occasions were the same persons Mr Humphreys and Mr McKay who were the leaders at theassemblageManuscript image assemblage at Yale, referred to in my Despatch No 50, of 20th April, and the "Meetings," if I may judge from the Reports in the Newspapers, have consisted of some six or eight persons at the Drinking Bars of wayside Public Houses.
3. Attempts to get up demonstrations of the same kind at New Westminster and Cariboo failed to obtain any support; and of FourNewspapersManuscript image Newspapers published in the Colony, only one "the Victoria Standard" has opposed the measure. The Editor of that Paper, Mr De Cosmos, being the political associate of Mr Humphreys and Mr McKay.
4. I regard the opposition as quite unimportant and even the endeavour to make political capital for theensuingManuscript image ensuing elections in which it originates will probably be unsuccessful.
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
See Minute on 5889. Dispose of this in the same way.
CC 20 June
RM 20/6
RGWH June 24/71
EHKH 24/6/71
K June 24/71
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Nine different resolutions protesting the civil list act of 1871, as per despatch.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Kimberley to Musgrave, No. 63, 28 June 1871.