No. 35
2nd September 1864
Sir
I have received and have had under my consideration an Act passed by the legislature of Vancouver Island in March last and entitled, No. 89 "An Act to establish Pilots for the Port of Victoria and for other purposes relating thereto," which was forwarded with your Despatch No. 10, of the 14th March.
I have reported to Her Majesty in Council my Opinion that this Act should be left to its operation; and I have the honor to transmit toManuscript image you herewith an Order of Her Majesty in Council dated the 27th of August approving that report.
The enclosed Copy of a Letter from the Board of Trade will place you in possession of the Lordships' views on the subject of this Act, and I beg to call your attention to their suggestion that in future Legislation respecting pilotage, regard should be had to the Imperial Acts on that subject.
I have the honor to be
Sir,
Your obedient servant
Edward Cardwell
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Order in Council, 27 March 1864, approving "an Act to establish Pilots for the Port of Victoria."
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Copy, Booth to the Under Secretary of State, 22 July 1864, approving of the Act but cautioning that future legislation concering pilots should be made with respect to existing legislation of the Imperial Parliament.
People in this document

Booth, James

Cardwell, Edward

Kennedy, Arthur

Organizations in this document

Board of Trade

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Vancouver Island

Victoria Harbour

Cardwell, Edward to Kennedy, Arthur 2 September 1864, NAC RG7:G8C/04, 268. 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/V647235.html.

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