Separate
23 July 1863
My Lord Duke,
I have had the honor of receiving Your Grace's Despatch of the 14h April last, marked "separate" accompanied by a Supplementary Commission and Instructions dated 8th October 1862, framed for the purposeofManuscript image of dividing the Council of Vancouvers Island into two distinct bodies, and creating an Executive and a Legislative Council.
2. I beg now to report to Your Grace that in conformity with Her Majesty's said Instructions the following persons have been appointed and constituted to be Members of the Executive Council of Vancouver's Island. William Alexander George Young - Acting Colonial Secretary
George Hunter Cary - Attorney General
Alexander Watson - Treasurer
Joseph Despard Pemberton - Surveyor General Manuscript image and the following persons to be Members of the Legislative Council of Vancouver's Island, under the conditions and provisions contained in the said Instructions.
David Cameron - Chief Justice William Alexander George Young - Acting Colonial Secretary
George Hunter Cary - Attorney General
Alexander Watson - Treasurer
Joseph Despard Pemberton - Surveyor General
Roderick Finlayson
Donald Fraser
Alfred James Langley
3. And I beg further to report that under the authoritycontainedManuscript image contained in the aforesaid Instructions, the Attorney General Mr Cary, being absent on sick leave, and Mr David Babington Ring having been provisionally appointed to act as Attorney General during Mr Cary's absence, Mr Ring has been provisionally appointed by me to be ex officio a Member of the Executive and Legislative Councils of Vancouver's Island.
I have the honor to be
My Lord Duke,
Your Graces most obedient
and humble Servant
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
The Governor reports the measures taken by him for giving effect to the Suppy Commission and Additional Instructions, of the 8th October 1862, establishing two Councils.
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, Separate, 26 September 1863.
Douglas, James to Pelham-Clinton, Henry Pelham Fiennes 23 July 1863, CO 305:20, no. 9248, 270. 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. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/V63031SP.html.

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