No. 61
26 November 1859
With reference to my letter of equal date, I beg to forward for your further information the ableManuscript imageable opinion of Mr Justice Begbie which I have just received, on the "Usury Act 1859".
I have etc.
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Refer to Sir F. Rogers—with reference to the Act [enclosed in] 873.
ABd 27/Jany
At once.
HM Jan 27
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Justice Matthew Begbie, 26 November 1859, reporting favourably on the Vancouver Island Usury Act 1859, with detailed explanation.
Douglas, James to Pelham-Clinton, Henry Pelham Fiennes 26 November 1859, CO 305:11, no. 874, 292. 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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