No. 46
12 July 1861
I have the honour to communicate to Your Grace that I opened the second Session of Vancouver Island ontheManuscript image the 26th of June last, and now forward Copies of my Message on that occasion and of the Addresses since received from the Legislative Council and House of Assembly in reply to it.
2. The Message briefly reviews the condition of the Colony, and recommends certain Measures which it is proposed to bring forward in course of the present session.
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3. The nature and object of those Measures are clearly explained in the Message, and I will therefore not trouble Your Grace with any remarks regarding them at present.
I have the honor to be
My Lord Duke,
Your Grace's most obedient
and humble Servant
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
EB Pennell 2-9/61
At once.
FR 2/9
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Clipping from unnamed newspaper, containing the speech made by Douglas to open the second session of the General Assembly, no date.
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Legislative Council to Douglas, 27 June 1861, responding to the governor's speech and pledging their "assiduous attention to the consideration of all the Measures mentioned" therein.
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House of Assembly to Douglas, 1 July 1861, responding to the governor's speech and expressing a willingness to begin work on the various issues at hand.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, No. 70, 6 September 1861, acknowledging Douglas's despatch.