No. 43, Separate
16th June 1866
I have the honor to enclose the copy of a Memorial from the Legislative Assembly of Vancouver Island forwarded to me for transmission.
The evil complained of is one of the evils springing from aseparateManuscript image separate policy and supposed separate interests existing between these Colonies.
I am of opinion that the measure thus brought under your consideration has a prejudical effect upon both Colonies and does not benefit either.
I have the honor to be,
Your most obedient Servant
A.E. Kennedy
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
See 7607.
I should suppose that the Governor might be informed of the decision upon the B.C. Customs ordinance which has been conveyed in the despatch of Mr Cardwells to Mr Birch of the 16 July.
ABd 8 Augt
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Adding that Union of the Colonies will in any case dispose of this question. The matter will cease to be of anyManuscript image importance to V.C.I. when the Island and the mainland form part of the same Colony.
FR 9/8
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Vide my minute on 6015 B Columbia & 5517 Gambia (herewith); from wh it appears that the subject shd be touched rather lightly.
CBA 10/8
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Let me see the desp.
C 13 Aug
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Memorial, House of Assembly to Cardwell, no date, protesting the passage of an ordinance by the governor and legislative council of British Columbia on 15 February 1865 entitled "An Ordinance to amend the Duties of Customs," signed by R.W. Torrens, Clerk of the House.
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Draft reply, Carnarvon to Kennedy, No. 7, 22 August 1866.