Palmer and Collier to Cardwell
Lincolns Inn
October 24th 1864
We are honoured with your commands signified in Sir Frederic Rogers' letter of the 5th Instant, stating, that he was directed by you to transmit to us the copy enclosed of a Despatch from the Governor of Vancouver Island, accompanied by an Act passed by the Legislature of Vancouver Island, (to which the Governor has reserved his Assent) entitled "An Act respecting Barristers and Attorneys at Law."
Sir Frederic Rogers wasalsoManuscript image also pleased to state that he was directed by you likewise to enclose a copy of the observations of the local Attorney General upon the Act, and to request, that we would take these papers into our consideration, and favour you with our opinion, whether this Act may properly receive Her Majesty's Confirmation.
Sir Frederic Rogers was also pleased to state, that he enclosed copies of part of a correspondence, which, probably, gave occasion to the passing of this Law.
In obedience to your commands, we have taken these papers into our consideration, and have the honour to Report
That we areofManuscript image of opinion, that there is no sufficient objection to this Act, to call for the withholding of Her Majesty's sanction therefrom.
We have the honor to be,
Your most obedient
humble Servants
Roundell Palmer
R.P. Collier
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Inform the Governor that in the opinion of the Law Officers of the Crown there is no sufficient objection against the Bill to which therefore, he may assent.
ABd 25 Octr
To save time, answer to that effect—and prepare draft accordingly—but Sir F. Rogers shd see this, for his information, when he returns.
The Govr asked [for] an early answer.
TFE 25/10
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Draft reply, Cardwell to Kennedy, No. 54, 29 October 1864, instructing Kennedy that the Colonial Attorney General authorizes the Act.