No. 23
5 July 1859
I have the honor to acknowledge your Despatch No 45 of the 9h April with enclosures, respecting the exclusion of Solicitors of the Supreme Court of Scotland from practice inManuscript imagein Vancouvers Island, and conveying your instructions that I should bring before the Local Legislature, a measure to amend the existing order in Council, in such a manner as may lead to the admission of Solicitors of the Supreme Court of Scotland to practice in Vancouvers Island, and I beg to informManuscript imageinform you in reply thereto that immediate attention shall be given to the instructions you have conveyed to me on this point.
I have etc.
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Put by?
HT Irving 26 Augt
At once.
HM Augt 26
Douglas, James to Lytton, Edward George Earle Bulwer 5 July 1859, CO 305:10, no. 8587, 213. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria.

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