No. 35, Legislative
10 June 1862
With reference to my Despatch No 22 of the 24th April last, announcing the opening of the third Session of the Second Parliament of Vancouver Island, I have now to communicatethatManuscript image that shortly after its first meeting the House of Assembly Entered upon the consideration of the annual Estimates as submitted by my authority, and voted the moneys, as per the accompanying Schedules [marginal note: Nos 1, 2, 3 & 4], amounting altogether to the Sum of Twenty five thousand four hundred and fifty one Pounds (£25,451), for the service of the Year 1862—being Two Hundred and Sixty five pounds (£265) short of the proposed Expenditure for that period; and theHouseManuscript image House is, I have no doubt, prepared to grant any further Sums that the public exigencies may demand.
2. The Legislature has, since the commencement of the Session, been also engaged with matters of Great local interest, which I will bring before Her Majesty's Government—should it appear necessary—at the close of the Session—and have moreover passed an Act to authorize the Governor to borrow money for temporary purposes,toManuscript image to which I have given my assent.
There is nothing else of much importance connected with the proceedings of the Legislature to communicate.
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
VJ 5 Augt
FR 5/8
At once.
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Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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"Schedule of Moneys voted by the Legislature of Vancouver Island for the service of the year 1862," four schedules, as per despatch.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, No. 114, 16 August 1862, acknowledging Douglas's despatch.