Downing Street
15 Sept. 1849
I now transmit to you a copy of an Act passed in the last Session for the administration of Justice in Vancouvers Island, together with printed copies of your Commission and Instructions.
The object of the Act was to remove as far, as Vancouver's Island is concerned, the restrictive force of certainprovisionsManuscript image provisions respecting the Administration of Justice in the "North West, or Indian" Territories of North America, contained in two former Acts, of which copies are likewise forwarded.
And the effect of it in conjunction with your Commission and Instructions will be to give you power for the present to make such provisions as you may consider most advisable both for the apprehension ofManuscript imageof offenders and the Trial of Prisoners, and the conduct of Civil Cases, subject, however, to the power which the Legislature of the Island will hereafter be able to exercise in altering such provisions.
I have the honor to be Sir,
Your most obedient humble servant,

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