No. 1
2nd January 1865
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Despatch No. 86 of the 19th of October enclosing a copy of Resolutions passed by the House of Assembly, and a copy of your reply relative to the appointment of a ChiefJusticeManuscript image Justice.
As soon as an Act shall arrive securing permanently the payment of the intended Salary of the Chief Justice, I shall lose no time in selecting a Member of the English Bar, as described in the Resolution of the Assembly to fill the Office.
I trust that it will not be long before you will find yourself in a position to forward from the Legislature a proposal to grant a Civil List in consideration of receivingaManuscript image a surrender of the Crown Lands.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
humble servant
Edward Cardwell
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