No. 50
Downing Street
31 March 1861
I have the honor to transmit to you a copy of a Petition to the Queen from Mr. John Copland praying, for the reasons therein stated, that he may be admitted as an attorney and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Vancouver Island.
I have to request that you will refer this Memorial to the Chief Justice for any observations which he may have to offer upon it, and that you will furnish me with a report upon the subject.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient Servant,
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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James Duncan, writer to the Signet, to Newcastle, 21 March 1861, enclosing Copland's petition, 19 January 1861, and testimonial on his behalf by James Duncan, 21 March 1855, validated by J. Brown Douglas, Lord Provost.
Pelham-Clinton, Henry Pelham Fiennes to Douglas, James 31 March 1861, LAC RG7:G8C/2, 426. 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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