No. 8
Downing Street,
26 April 1856
With reference to your Despatch No 2 of the 7th January 1854, transmitting an Act passed by your Council to establish a Supreme Court of Civil Justice, and to the correspondence which has since passed on the subject; I now transmit to you an Order in Council for the same purpose.
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2. Mr Cameron will be appointed Chief Justice and the warrant for that purpose will be transmitted to you with as little delay as possible.
3. Criminal jurisdiction has not been included. Your Despatch No 11 of the 25th July last shows that you have not felt any difficulty as yet on this score, and as soon as you have assembled the lawful Legislature of the Colony, as directed by my Despatch No 5 of the 28th February last, you will be able to make such further provision for the purpose asyouManuscript image you may consider advisable.
I have the honor to be Sir
Your most obedient humble servant
H. Labouchere

Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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1. Draft Amendment of the Rules of Practice of the Supreme Court of Vancouver Island, 4 April 1856.
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2. Draft, Act to Establish a Court of Summary Jurisdiction in Vancouver Island, 6 April 1856.
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3. Schedule of Clauses in 9 and 10 Victoria, Cap. 95, which are extended to Vancouver Island
People in this document

Cameron, David

Douglas, James

Labouchere, Henry

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