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1857 Copies of Despatches Regarding the Establishment of a Representative Assembly at Vancouver's Island

On the cover: Vancouver's Island-Return to an Address of the Honourable The house of Commons, dated 25 June 1857;-for "Copies of Extracts of any Despatches that have been received by Her Majesty's Secretary of State for the Colonies, on the subject of the Establishment of a Representative Assembly at Vancouver's Island."

Document is a compilation of Despatches, (original spelling), from the Right Hon. H. Labouchere, M.P., and from Governor Douglas, regarding correspondence relating to the establishment of a representative assembly at Vancouver's Island. All pages are typewritten, with minor foxing along the edges.

[185-] British Columbia Proclamation

Titled: British Columbia. Proclamation.
Proclaims James Douglas to have the ability to make laws, institutions and ordinances for the governance of British Columbia, along with the ability to acquire un-surveyed land in British Columbia for British subjects.

British Columbia Proclamation

Titled: British Columbia. Proclamation.
Proclaims James Douglas to have the ability to make laws, institutions and ordinances for the governance of British Columbia, along with the ability to acquire un-surveyed land in British Columbia for British subjects.
Duplicate of 2011.103.003

Proclamation for the Government of British Columbia

Title: British Columbia Proclamation By His Excellency James Douglas, Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of British Columbia and its Dependencies, Vice-Admiral of the same, &c., &c.

Details the making of James Douglas as the Governor of the Colony of British Columbia with all the power to make laws, institutions, and ordinances, for the peace, order and good Government of the same. Details the allowance for the raising of funds and loans for the establishment of the colony.

Roman Catholic Land Act 1861

Title: British Columbia Proclamation by His Excellency James Douglas, Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of British Columbia and its Dependencies, Vice-Admiral of the same, &c., &c.

Details the power granted to James Douglas and his intentions to set aside land for the use of the Roman Catholic Church. Proclamation to be cited as the "Roman Catholic Land Act, 1861."

Pre-Emption Consolidation Act, 1861

Title: British Columbia Proclamation By His Excellency, James Douglas, Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of British Columbia, and its Dependencies, Vice-Admiral of the same, &c., &c.

Details the amendment of the laws affecting the settlement of unsurveyed Crown Lands in British Columbia. This proclamation may be cited as the "Pre-emption Consolidation Act, 1861."

Cook's Ferry and Clinton Road Bond Act 1863

Title: British Columbia Proclamation No. 9, A.D. 1863 By His Excellency James Douglas, Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of British Columbia and its Dependencies, Vice-Admiral of the same, &c., &c.

Details and Indenture between Richard Clement Moody and William Hood regarding the creation of Waggon Road and Works.

Crown Officers' Salaries Act, 1863

Title: British Columbia Proclamation No. 12, A.D.1863, By His Excellency, James Douglas, Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of British Columbia, and its Dependencies, Vice-Admiral of the same, &c., &c.

Details the pay to be determined for those holding government positions in British Columbia.

The First Telegraph Act, 1864

Title: An Act To grant the right to construct a Telegraph Line connecting Victoria with the Telegraph System of the United States, and for other purposes.

This act, signed in print by James Douglas, the first governor of the province of British Columbia, authorized the construction of a telegraph line connecting Victoria with the California State Telegraph Company.