No. 93, Legislative
22nd November 1864
I have the honor to submit for consideration the Acts detailed in the margin
27th and 28th Victoria, Nos 8 to 21.
passed during the last Session of the local Legislature, together with the report of the Attorney General thereon.
The time occupied in the printing of these Acts has delayed their transmission.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient Servant
A.E. Kennedy
Minutes by CO staff
Manuscript image
ABd 11 Feby

No 8 Appropriation of 6000$
9 Wooden bridge Sanction
10 Stamps

11 Currency To Treasury
12 Banks

13 Appropriation
14 "
15 Wills Sanction
16 Electric Telegraph
17 Firemen

18 Harewood Ry
Sanction as a representativeManuscript image Legislature has passed it. But it is a most slovenly concern.
Perhaps it mt be as well to observe that it appeared to have been drafted with very little care, & that it wd be generally desirable that the proper Govt officer should procure the amendment of such a bill. It is to be presumed that the first clause is not intended to give any compulsory powers—and if this is the intention of the Legre the clause is unobjectionable but the 2nd & 3rd impose certain conditions on the company witht imposing any penalty or inconvenience upon them in case they shd neglect these conditions.

19 Jewish congregation
20 Real Estate Tax Sanction
21 Dredging Machine

The penalties in abuse of Telegraph imposed by No 16 are severe 1000$ say 200£ but not too severe I think.
FR 11/2
CF 13
EC 14
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
Copies of acts not on microfilm.
Manuscript image
G.H. Cary, Attorney General, to Henry Wakeford, Acting Colonial Secretary, 7 July 1864, reporting extensively on the various acts passed during the recent session of the Legislature.
Other documents included in the file
Manuscript image
Cardwell to The Lord President, 7 March 1865, forwarding twelve acts to be submitted to the Queen in Council and recommending that they be left to their operation.
Manuscript image
Draft reply, Cardwell to Kennedy, No. 15, 6 March 1865, cautioning Kennedy that although Cardwell has recommended an Act regarding the Harewood Railway to be enacted, he does not think the Act was created with “sufficient care.”.
Manuscript image
Elliot to G.A. Hamilton, Treasury, 8 March 1865, forwarding two acts passed by the legislature of Vancouver Island and asking whether they may be sanctioned.