No. 16, Legislative (Triplicate)
21 March 1862
I have the honor of transmitting herewith a Copy of the "Bankruptcy Act 1862", which completes the series of measures passed during the last session of the Legislature of this Colony as enumerated in my Despatch No 9, of the11th FebruaryManuscript image 11th February last.
2. The necessary report from the Attorney General explaining the Act is also herewith transmitted.
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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ABd 16 July
Schedule F is certainly very carelessly adapted from the English Act. And this creates a suspicion that there may be carelessness elsewhere. But it is hopeless to attempt a suspension of such an Act as this.
It ought however to be referred to the Privy Council with refce to the 31st clause to wh I shd think the Council wd object.
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Draft at once.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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George H. Cary, Attorney General, to Colonial Secretary, 24 March 1862, reporting extensively on the "Bankruptcy Act, 1862."
Other documents included in the file
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Rogers to H. Reeve, Privy Council, forwarding copy of the act and report of the Attorney General, and asking whether they had any objection to Clause 31 of the act.