No. 19, Legislative
1 June 1863
My Lord Duke,
With reference to my Despatch No: 7 of the 4th of March last informing Your Grace of the prorogation and subsequent dissolution of the House of Assembly of this Colony and transmitting a Table of all the Acts passed during the Session together with ThreeManuscript image Supply Bills I have now the honour to enclose to Your Grace the remaining Acts which were not in readiness for transmission in that Despatch, viz: 1. The Vancouver Island Land Clauses Consolidation Act, 1863. 2. The Vancouver Island Railway Clauses Consolidation Act, 1863. 3. The Harbour Regulation Act, 1863. 4. The Victoria Incorporation Act, 1863. 5. The Stamp Act, 1863. 6. The Ports of Entry Act, 1863.
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The Attorney General's report on the character and objects of these Acts accompanies this Despatch and appears to render any remarks from me unnecessary.
I have the honor to be,
My Lord Duke,
Your Grace's
Most obedient,
Humble Servant,
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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ABd 18 July
The Harbour Regulation Act & Ports of Entry Act shd be referred to the Bd of Trade. The rest left to their operation.
FR 22/7
At once.
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Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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George Hunter Cary, Attorney General, to W.A.G. Young, Colonial Secretary, no date, reporting favourably on the acts in question.
Other documents included in the file
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Elliot to J. Booth, Board of Trade, forwarding copy of the Harbour Regulation Act, 1863, and the Port of Entry Act, 1863, for their observations.
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Newcastle to the Lord President, 4 September 1863, submitting six acts to the Queen in Council and recommending that they be left to their operation.