Gray to Under-Secretary of State
Board of Trade,
Whitehall Gardens,
13th May 1871
I am directed by the Board of Trade to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 3rd Instant inclosing a transcript, herein returned, of an Act passed by the Legislature of British Columbia entitled "An Act to prevent desertion from Merchant Ships" together with a copy of the report of the localAttorneyManuscript image Attorney General thereupon, and I am to state for the information of the Earl of Kimberley that this Board see no reason why this Act should not be allowed to remain in operation.
I have the honor to be
Your obedient Servant
Thomas Gray
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Holland
See 4318.
CC 15/5
Sanction the Act in the usual manner.
HTH 15/5
EHKH 15/5/71
K May 15/71
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Draft reply, Kimberley to Musgrave, No. 46, 16 May 1871.