No. 16
4th August 1856
I have the honor of transmitting herewith a Minute of proceedings at a meeting of the Council, held at this place on the 2nd day of August, and also the copy of an Ordinance passed by the Council on the same day, for the arrangement of the affairs of the Colonial Church at Victoria.
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Trusting that those proceedings may meet with your approval.
I have the honor to be Sir
Your most obedient humble Servant
James Douglas

The Right Honble Henry Labouchere Esqre
Her Majesty's principal Secretary of State
For the Colonial Department.
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Regr & refer the Ordinance to Messrs Wood and Rogers.
ABd 29 Sepr
TFE S 29
JB 30 Sept
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Minutes of Council, 2 August 1856, as per despatch.
Copy of ordinance not in file.