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BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Vol. 2, No. 7.]
NEW WESTMINSTER, -JULY 18th, 1863.
Price 12* cents.
Stehte 'of flfimtente.
Colonial Secretary's Notices.
ie Government Gazette
is for publication
Ooyern
tesofCI
1 Assay Office.
Government Gasette.
Terms of Subscription
Gold Escort
Iiands and Works Notices^
Post]
the neighbourhood of Katzie
'-"-it Clinton
'Mm
afotonial ^reiainj's -Jjtottaa.
BRITISH    COLUMBIA.
Colonial Secretary's Office,
22nd December, 1862.
TT7ITH reference to a Notice dated 26tli July,
* ' 1862, announcing that all Official Notices
and Advertisements thereafter to be issued which
should of custom or n> -' -117- appear in the Government Gazette wer^^^ffife'fe.rther notice, when
published in the   >       '<.,;'-.' *> newspaper, to
he taken and deemed m ''' 1     >■     and for all pur-
■ses to have been duly^^l^ed in the Govern-
ajMoniat _$tyetm$& pp
BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
To all whom it may concern Greeting.
-Know ye that under and by virtue of the powers conferred on me in that behalf by " The Mining District
Act, 1863."
.d proclaim that all that por-
itisn (Joiumoia comprised within the follow
ing Gazette
do.                     do.              mouth of Soda Creek 1
do.                       do.               between Coquitlam &1
Government reserves the right to convert the Streams fl
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Meteorological Sep or t    ...
&.-5,
.Proclamations.
"   5. B. C. Loan Act, 1863
"   6. Sunday Observance Act, 1863.                ;
"   7. Mining District Act, 1863.
"   8. The Legal Professions Act, 1863.
' ■   9. Pre-emption Consolidation Act, 1861    -
Aliens' Act, 1869   ....
No. 9. Cook's Ferry and Clinton Road Bonds Act, 1863
Begistrar General's Notices.
0
7
,   Prepayment of Fees
Receipt for Deeds returned  ...
■ "' 'a'
1
Eeport on Bute Inlet route.
7
. ; /:?•■:,,6ijuei's!iiifs>l Saqtte.
^^g||pS OF SUBSCRIPTION
are $5 per annum, $2.75 per half-year, and $1.50 per
quarter, payable in advance. Single copies, 12J cents
each, to be obtained of Messrs! Clarkson & Co., New
"Westminster, and of the Express Agents in the other
towns.
A yearly subscriber, for at least two copies, may
have his name, business, and address inserted free in
each number of the Gazette.
Communications to be addressed, and subscriptions
to be remitted, to the Editor of the Government Gazette,
Royal Engineer Camp, New "Westminster.
By order of the Governor,
R. 0. MOODY,
Colonel, R. E., and "Chief Commissioner.
Lands and "Works Department,
New "Westminster,
6th May, 1863.
NOTICE.
WILLIAM DINGLE, Formerly in the Royal Engineers, employed on the Boundary Commission
under Lieut. Col. Hawkins, R. E., discharged at "Walla
Walla on the 21st April, 1862, is requested to communicate his present address to Col. Moody, R. E.,
New "Westminster.
■ npjur pu#3i;S£s'il;-in:IflI(j-;:;$>;i#ttQd British Colum-
"* n • j ,'i ,ii., fh. \ , ]>,, .j.i.i. 1862, is
■be taken or deemed W:fer%'^een published in
be. Government Gazette^^^^^mid.  ,
By order of the Governor,
William A. G. Young.
PUBLIC    NOTICE.
- Colonial Secretary's Office,
22nd December, 1362.
"TVTOTICE is hereby given that on and after the
-*-* 1st January, 1863, until further notice, the
Gold coins of the United States of America will
be taken at the Public Departments of this Government at the rate of Four Dollars and Eighty-
five cents to the £ Sterling.
2. That portion of the printed circular issued
on the 30th August 185°, which directs that the
Five Dollar piece be taken as equivalent to the
Sovereign, is to be considered as cancelled on and
from the 1st January aforesaid.
By order of the Governor,
~^8Nr William A. G. Young.
CIRCULAR.
Victoria, V.I.,
26th February, 1863..
IT being considered desirable that the Government
Gazette should contain a variety of information
concerning British Columbia of a nature interesting
to the public,. His Excellency the Governor requests
that all Heads of Departments will forward such
statistics, &c., as may be applied for by the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and "Works, for insertion in
the Government Gazette.
WILLIAM A. G. YOUNG,
Colonial Secretary.
a direction due North,.tiilrtstrikesthe;S6"vafibran:eh''bf'"
the Fraser River, and i 11.', m- tL . .m ■ .., that
branch to its junction w-itK'-tne'inain channel of Fraser
Rivers : to the West by a line following the main Channel
of Fraser River, from the point of influx of the Quesnel
river, shall be and is hereby erected into a Mining District
under, and subject to the provisions of the said "Mining District Act 1863," as and from the Twentieth
day of June, A.D., 1863.
And that such Mining District shall be known and
distinguished by the name of the Cariboo Mining District.
Given under my hand, this Eighteenth day of June
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred
and sixty-three,
JAMES DOUGLAS.
By His Excellency's Command,
William A. G. Young,
Colonial Secretary,
3STOTIOE.
THE Lands and Works Department are Surveying
in the neighbourhood of Katzie, in connection
with the lands already surveyed on the Pitt and Fraser Rivers.
All parties in occupation of Pre-empted Claims in
that neighbourhood 'should therefore communicate
on the ground with the Survey Parties, and point out
their stakes and bounds.
R. C. MOODY,
Col. R.E., C.C.L.W.
NOTICE.
The Sale of
TOWN   LOTS   AT   CLINTON
P»OSTT?0]SrElD
Thursday the 22nd October, next.
By order,
R. C.MOODY,
Lands and Works Dept., Col. R.E., C.C.L.W.
18th July, 1863,
ifeii«li§; THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.
[July 18th, 1863,
PUBLTcnvJOTlcE.
SALE OF
TOWZLsT     LOTS
A.T   CLINTON.
NOTICE is hereby given that a Town Site, named
Clinton, has been laid out at the junction of the
Douglas and Yale Routes to Alexandria, and that the
Lots will be offered
FOR SALE AT PUBLIC AUCTION,
AT CLINTON,
On Thursday the 13th August, next,
Upset price of each lot—£40 Sterling.
CONDITIONS OF SALE:
25 per cent of the purchase money to be paid on the
knock of the hammer, the balance of 75 per cent to be
paidat the Lands & Works Office, New Westminster,
in three separate instalments of 25 per cent each,- on
or before the 13th of September, the 13th of October,
and the 13th of November next.
Sale to commence at 12 o'clock, noon.
^JFoj^frujt|jy||£pformation and particulars apply at the
f^p_%^'$3$c£$tc^s Office, New Westminster, or at the
!«;&|^g^&£j&%stant Commissioner of Lands, at Lil-
^S^^lg^P^is can be seen.
gJSjslSJBlMiBBder of the Chief Commissioner,
R. M. PARSONS,
Captain, R. E.
Lands and Works Office,
New Westminster,
11th June, 1863.
GOVERNMENT ASSAY OFFICE,
NEW WESTMINSTER, BRITISH COLUMBIA.
ASSAYS OF GOLD BULLION are made on
the following terms, and under the following
eonditioaajga ™ -\     ___&  - -^ <r____\
<g«wrat fust pjpj
PUBLIC  NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that a Contract has
been entered into with Francis Jones Barnard, (Barnard's Express), for the conveyance of the
GOVERNMENT MAILS,
as undermentioned.
From 1st April to 30th November:
From  New  Westminster  to   Douglas,   Hope,
Yale, Lytton, and Lillooet, and return weekly.
From New Westminster to Douglas, Hope,
Yale, Lytton, Lillooet, to Williams Lake, and on
to Antler, and return semi-monthly.
From 1st December to 31st March:
From  New  Westminster  to   Douglas,   Hope,
Yale,   Lytton,   and   Lillooet,   and  return   semimonthly.
From New Westminster to Douglas, Hope,
Yale, Lytton, Lillooet, to Williams Lake, and on
to Antler, and return monthly.
Warner 11. Spalpfng, J.P.,
Postmaster General, B. C.
R
PUBLIC    NOTICE.
5S   OF   POSTAGE between the under-
aces, in all <
LETTEES.
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Irist of Unclaimed
Bray, Marshall B 2.
Butt, J    2.
Brouse, Cyrus A
Brown, P 0 2.
B!ain, George
Clifford, Charles M C
Church, HA 2.
Campbell, G G
Corson, Henry Ryan
Collard, BenjamanE
Co li s, R A
Charlger, James I
Curry, E L 3.
Cormack, John    2.
Curry, E L 3
Cushing, George
Canniff Henry
Crawford, Alexander
Letters (Continued.)
Fortescue, G E
Fallen, Thomas,
Foshay, David 0
Farley, Turner  3.
Fletcher, Chas
Fulton, Jos 1?
Farrar, M C   2
Fernie, Wm 2 Registered
Fuhrer, Frank
Flynn, R T
Fletcher, D C 2,
Florance John A or A B>
Fraser, A D
Foatana, H
Foster, Thos
Fitere, Mr
Fannin, John
Fairburn, John
■ Albei
Giltner, F
Graham Malcolm
Gray, Alex
Guegon, P
Gale, Amanda
Gray, Henry D
Granville, David
Giltner, F
Gibson, Peter 3.
Galacar, Philip
Conolly, Michl
Costelo, Jas
Cryster, Leonard
Colton, D J
Caton, Wm K
Chambers, Jas
Coulter, Thos
Chambers, Coote
Cannedy, D
Cardozo, M V     2.
Cochrane, John
Copland, W C
Campbell, N S    2.
Conley, Riley
Cradock, Emerson
Charlton, Edwd
Cyrus
, Thos E,   2
M
MWe\
 6o cancel it by his signature at the ffile ^^^^^png the ingot.
3. Each ingot will be stamped with its number,
corresponding to its number in the official records,
with its weight, in ounces and decimals of ounces,
its fineness in thousandths, and its value in dollars
and cents; also with a Government cipher, a crown
encircled by the words "British Columbia
Government Assay;" thus:
Goss, Richd
Gibson, John
Gordon, John
Green, Sebright S
Godfrey, John
Guilfoyln, Patrick
Gladwin, William
Goodell, B Wm
Glen, Hugh
Giles, M
Grate, Parley Gould
Grahame, Thomas
Harvey, C F
. Hutchison, A F   2..
Hartman John,,
Hamilton, Gavin Regt.
Harrison, Aubrey, T
Hall, A S 2.
Hutton, John B
Hai
ohn
>ck, Dai
elE
and the clip corner will be protected by a small
crown impressed on the face of it.
4. With each ingot will be given a certificate,
signed by a Government officer, of the weight of
the deposit before melting; its weight after; the
fineness; the charge for assaying; and the value
in dollars and cents.
5. For all bars not exceeding 50 ounces in
weight, a charge of seven shillings and six pence
(7s. 6d.) sterling will be made, and for every additional 10 ounces, or fraction of same, one shilling
and six pence (Is. &&.)
All clips are retained in the Government Assay
office; but on bars not exceeding 10 ounces in
weight, allowance will be made off the assay charge
for the value of the clip.
N.B.—Bars assayed at this office, or Dust, may
be exchanged for American coin, at the current
market rates.
Assays of Ores are made at the charge of One
Pound (£1.) for each specimen experimented upon.
For a Complete Analysis of any Mineral,
Two Pounds (£2.) is the charge.
Y\\ Driscoll GoSSET.
P.S.—Useful geological specimens, whether metallic or not, if accompanied by a note of the locality where found, position with regard to other
rocks, altitude, dip, &c, &c, will be thankfully
received. W. P. G
April 4th, 1861.
.PUB&SlgH
FROM and after the lsl
ters and papers lef
Office, New Westminster
which they are dispatched
Wari
ieral Post Office, New West:
Po
, J.P.,
fl! B. C.
LIST OF-.UNCLAIMED LETTERS
General   Post   Office,,
BRITISH COLUMBIA,
ON   THE   1st   JULY,   1863.
Arter, John
Arthur,   Saml, James
Ardagh, Richard
Abbott, James G
Andrew, John M
Archibald, Louis
Armstrong, Charles
Anderson, Arthur
Alexander, Mrs. Anne
Austin, Edward H
Alexander, Henry 2.
Aikens, John 2
Archibald, Mr
Anstey, F G 2
Alexander, James
Anderson, A G 2.
Armstrong, Thomas
Alexander, R H
Ashton, Charles
Ayres, William
Beadle, Henry    2.
Brown, Jos and Jas    2
Beffa, Yincenzo
Bouhand, Monsieur
Berting, Karl
Bailler, E P
Bruce, Thomas J
Brew, Captn C A
Bacon, Hiram
Byrnes, L F
Boldfish, Albert G
Bail,  John
Benson,   oseph
Boyle, C A
Binkley, Franklin
Bruce, John
Bourbean, Alexander
Billings, Thos S.
Black, Alfred  j
Bowen, Stewart B
Bremner, Joseph
Bromfield. Alfred
Bourg, Hambleton
Bailey, Madison F
Braekbill, Jacob
Barnhart, J
Boughner, Walter
Buffington, John H
Brown, H M
Bobb, Israel M
Bascomb, Robert
Bayfield, Chas
Byrne, Michl W
Bucannon, James    2.
Bryden, James
Bowen, John & R S
Bogart, J M %.
Brook, Henry
Beamer, Joseph
Burdin, William.
Bottistine, D
Brook, Robert
Bruse, William
'Byber, RE
Briges, Samuel
Bratton, John Byron
Byrantes, C
Bourg, Hanbliton
Burns, John & R S    .
Beckett, R A
Bowen, John
-lulWr, John  A
Hawthorne, Jennt
Heyward, Thos
Hilliard, W H
Hall, J W 2.
Hallock, W G
Hill, H M
Hoffman, II
Haly, Patk
Haley. Dan M
Holmes, Saml R
Hackley, Sinreoa
Hodsdon, Fred
Hooker, Josiah
Haviland, John
Humigan, Thos
Holland, Wm
Holer
■ Chas
it
Dirlam,. James
Devoe, Geo
Duncan, Geo
Dillon,
Dit:
:cke
Mr
■ney, Wm
Dempsey, John
Donohoe, Patrick
Dalziel, Robert 2.
Dickson, Charles
Dawson, Henry 2.
Draffin, Samuel 2.
Davies, Isaac
, Dai
Dodge
rs, Mrs
Dunn,
Robert
Eaxil,
Paul
Ebe™
ein, Hern
Emery
, Peter
Evans
Edmonds, Davi
Edmonds, John
Emsli
, James
Elliot,
John
Elliot,
Henry J
Empta
ge, T
Eidou
ird, Gira
idon
Furrey, J
Forbs, Thomas
Fulbs, Isiah
Findlay, John G
Forrest, J S 2.
Farr, Joseph
Farrell, Thomas 2.
Fernie, Alexander Reg
Fitzgerald, H W
Fluker, John
Fraser, John
Fearon, Lucus
Findley, William
Hog
Holh
Hanly, A Se
Hill, San
Hodgson
Hosking,
Hunter, David
Howard, E
Kurd, J C
Hall, Joseph ______
Hunter, Richard 2..
Hugell, William
Hammer, M B
Head, John M
Hosteler, Herman R
Higgros, Mr
Hocking, Samuel
Hawltar, G-
Hicks, Timothy
Howard, Daniel W
Hodgson, Robert
Howell, F J
Haynes, W George 2.
Howard, George
Harbottle, Thomas
Hunter, Anthony
Johnston, Edwa-rd H
Jones, John J    2
Jones, James 2
Johnston, Jas
Jackson, J. E
Jepson, Charles 3.
Johnson, J S
James, William
Johnston, Henry 2
Jones, H R
j   Jamieson, William
Johnson,  Angus July 18 th, 1863.]
THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.
.List or Unclaimed Letters (Continued.)
Keeler, John
Keddy, John 2.
Kelley, A Georg
Kingston, Thomas
Kage.^Fredk
Kelley, S W
Kennedy, Jas
Kitchen, Isaac   2.
Kinnear, David
Killcillin, Martin
Lyons, Isaac 2. Regd.
Lisa, Mrs
Lester, William
Leighton, John
Lindsay, Samuel 2.
Lippricot, W
Landon,F John
Leaver, Thomas
Lazarus, Edward
Lane, B Hiram   2
Leary, John
Lyons, John G
Leavey, Alexander N
lewis, Wm
Laventy, Jacob
Lamond, Charles
Luhben, John
SLarconib, Joseph
Lindsay, Arch   2
Lawler, Charles
Love, Thomas
Livingstone, Dougald
Lennen, Edwd.
Lefraneois,    2
Mc Neil, John   2
Main, B George   4»
Mc Donald, William Gill
Mc Vicar, John 2
Miller, Hugh 2.
Mally, Martin
Mc Innis, A
Mc Kenzie, William
Mc Marin, Robert
Mc Gregor,' George
Mc Dougall Allen 2.
Medora, Alfred
-Mays, 0 William
Mc Intire, Peter
c Gillivray, Archey
Parr, John
Phelan, P
Pollock, John   3.
Pierce, George 2.
Putnam, D J 2.
Pypers, Thomas
Preston, James B
Pars, Alexander
Preston, George
Paxton, John
Paxon, John
Parsons, Robert
Perry, J L
Pellant, Hyacinthe
Penwarden, frank
Paove, Thos
Prater, Chas L
Robertson, Wm  2
Revely, Fred
Red, Wm
Roe, Thos 2.
Ross, George James
Ross, Duncan
Richardson, Frank M
Ross
nd,
Mas
-, H
Miller, Edward
Moody, S P
Mc Cormack, Thomaf
Meades, Rolin P
Mc Pherson, Donald
Mc Naghton, David
Mc Pher
McL
is, Nei
Mc Dougal, Dougal
Meserua, Frank
Mesene, George F '
Mc Askill, Kenneth
Mc Lawn, Mr
Mc Law, S
Murr, Robert
Mc Carty, David 2.
Mc Cooatry, William
Mc Keely, Ben
Mones, H
Mokur, S
Mc Loher, H C
Monro, R R
Mc Ewan, Walter
Madden.John
Millard, W S
Allen
Marks, Mr
Morlohi, W
MacKenzie, Alexr ©
Mildenstein, Otto
Mulkey, Geo C
Marston, John
Moore, John.   3.
Monteiro, Joseph
Oliv
ichael
O'Maley, Patrick
Robertson, William Henry
Reves, J
Ralph, Jamej
Richards, George
T&odgers, Wm
-Saminez, Luis
Raferty, Edwd
Riche'e, Geo
Richardson, Thos
...Smith, ip|
Simonton, B W Dr.
Smith, Joseph   2
Smith, J B
Sinclair, D C
Symmes, Edward
Shoi
, E C
Sneyd, Thomas
Schwerdfeger, Samuel 2.
Sullivan, Josephine
Simpson, William
Slvanuelli, Pietro
Soulie,Leon'ie2 «3|S8l
Sill, Joseph
Sawyer, Jonathan G
Morgan, D P
Mc Donald Eonald
Mc Millan, John
Mc Crim, Walter
Mc Connell, Archy
Mc Gragh, Barnard
Mc Causland 0 J
Mann, AG
Mc Curdy, Dr Saml
JHiller Jas H
Mallony, Jas
Minson, Henry
Nightingale, Richard 2.
Nerman, John
" Nind, Y H
Nickolls, Snil   2.
Nolan, Mary   3. (1 Eegisrd)
Newsome, Thos
Newhery, Fred
Niel, Thos
Orn, H Ebenezer 3.
Orde, Henry Robert 3.
Oates, Joseph
O Connell, Daniel
.Stansburry, Chas
-Spitman, Abrm P
:Swan, John A
Treganowan, John 2
Toy, Peter
Turner, J J 2
Thompson, Archibald
Turnbull, Robert
., William
, Robert
Urquhart, Walter 2
Vollmann, Henry
Vautrin, Xavier
Tansicklen, Thomas
Tass Geo
Vyarbolling, G
Tandine, H L
Wilson, John 2
Wright/Jessie H 2
List of Unclaimed  Letters (Continued.)
Watson, Hugh
Walker, John
Wilson, Benjamin
Wood, W H
Wallace, Jeremiah
Woodside, Thomas
Williams, James
Wilson, Robert
Wesrmorland, R
Walke
r, Eobt W
Willia:
ms, Da,vid
Willia:
ms/peter
Wilco:
c, Jas 2
Whyt<
s, Joseph
ner, H W
Willia
ms, George D
Woodward, Fletcher,
Willia
ms, ThosH
tack, W W 2.
Willia
ms, John
Walke
r, Eobt W
Yake
, William
Zanec, Hiram B
Zing,
Alexander
W. R. SPALDING.
1st July, 1863.
NOTICE.
BEFOKE ANY DEED deposited in this Office
can be returned, the Depositor himself must
either sign a receipt for the same or else lodge
with the Registrar a written order for its delivery.
Prepayment of Fees.
NO INSTRUMENT will be registered, no copies furnished, no searches made, nor any
service whatever rendered in connection with this
Office, until the fees for the same, as prescribed
by law, are first paid, or tendered.
Arthur T. Bushbt,
Registrar General.
Land Registry Office,
New Westminster, 1st January, 1863.
BRITISH COLUMBIaT
PROG
ITION.
PiPlfDOTJGLAS, Companion of the Mo^^ffirable Order of the
Bath, Governor iMr^Mn-dndev-m-Chief of
British   ColumhUflk^fifinrndfiTw™..   X&WS
w.
Majesty Out
for  i
'An Act
) provi
ad by
Columbi
Seal  of th<
Ireland, I, JAMES
Governor of the si
:ed   by Proclamati
' the said Colony, to
Commis
Kingdom of Gres
DOUGLAS, have
Colony, and have beel
issued under the Pub'
make laws, institutions
order, and goodgoven
And whereas it is expedient to raise, by loan secured on the General Revenue of the said Colony,
funds for the vigorous prosecution and maintenance
of roads and other means of communication within
the said Colony, and to make provisions for the redemption of such loan;
And whereas, under "The Road Bonds Act, 1863,"
£50 Bonds, to the amount of £12,000 (and no more)
have been issued, numbered, and payable as follows,
that is to say:
Bonds Nos. 1 to 198, both inclusive, payable on
31st December, 1863, amounting to £9,900;
Bonds Nos. 533 to 5*75, both inclusive, payable
on 31st Dec. 1865, amounting to £2,100;
And whereas, it is expedient to repeal the power
conferred by the said " Road Bonds Act," of issuing
other Bonds than those alreadyissued,as hereinbefore
specified, and to provide for the payment of the Bonds
above mentioned, numbered 1 to 198, and amounting
to £9,900, out of the monies to be raised by the sale
of Debentures in manner hereinafter appearing;
I and
Repeals a portion of "The Rood Bonds Act, 1863."
I. So much of the "Road Bonds Act, 1863" as
authorizes the issue of Bonds other than and beyond
those already issued thereunder, and hereinbefore specified, is hereby repealed.
Power to Governor to borrow £50,000 on Debentures.
II. It shall be lawful for the Governor for the time
being of the said Colony, from time to time, or at any
time hereafter, to cause to be made out and issued
Debentures, secured upon the General Revenue of the
said Colony, for such sum or sums not exceeding Eifty
Thousand Pounds sterling on the whole, as may be
required for the purpose of constructing and maintaining roads and other works of communication within
the said Colony, and of providing for the repayment
of the Road Bonds numbered 1 to 198 inclusive, to the
amount of £9,900, as lastly hereinbefore recited.
Rate of Interest six per cent per annum.
III. All Debentures made out and issued under this
Act shall bear interest attherate of six pounds sterling
per centum per annum, payable half-yearly, and shall
be redeemable at the expiration of twenty years, from
the first day of July, A.D. 1863.
Debentures for £100 and upwards.
IV. Every Debenture shall be for any sum or sums,
not less than One Hundred Pounds sterling, which
the said Governor shall determine, and which, together with the interest thereon, shall be payable in
London, at the Offices of Her Majesty's Agents General, for the time being, for Crown Colonies, or at the
Treasury of the said Colony.
Debenture holder can vary place of payment.
V. And the holder or bearer of any of the said Debentures may alter the plaee of payment of the principal and interest to either the Treasury at New Westminster, or the Offices in London of the said Agents
General, by giving six months' previous notice in
writing, terminating on the first day of January or
the first day of July, at the previous place of payment
(the Treasury in New Westminster, or at the Offices
in London of the Agents General aforesaid, as the
case may be,) of his wish to make such alteration,
and causing the Officer in New Westminster, acting
as Treasurer for the time being, or the said Agents
General in London, as the case may be, (who is and
are hereby required) to endorse on such Debenture a
memorandum of the alteration.
Signatures and Registry of Debentures.
VI. All Debentures made out and issued under this
Act shall be signed by Her Majesty's Agents General for
Crown Colonies, on behalf of the Government of Britis
Columbia, and entered in a Register, to be called, the
Debenture Register, a duplicate whereof shall be kept
by the Agents General at the Offices in London, and
another duplicate copy thereof by the Auditor of the
said Colony, and such Debentures shall be deemed a
charge upon all the revenues of said Colony, from
whatever source arising, and, in order of priority, next
after the prior charges thereon already created by the
"British Columbia Loan Act, 1862," and by the
remaining liabilities as aforesaid, under the said
"Road Bonds Act, 1863," that is to say, a sum of £2,
100 payable 31st December, 1865, and all interest on
such Debentures, and the principal when due, shall
be paid by the Treasurer of the said Colony, out of
such revenues, under warrant to be issued by the said
Governor, in priority of all demands thereon, except
the charge and expenses of the collection thereof, and
the said prior charges on such revenue created-by the
"British Columbia Loan Act, 1862," and by the remaining liabilities as aforesaid, under the " Road
Bonds Act, 1863."
Form, Date, Numbering.
VII. The said Debentures shall be in the form marked A set forth in the Schedule to this Act, and shall
bear date on the day of the issuing thereof, and shall
be numbered arithmetically, each begining with number one, and so proceeding in arithmetical progression
ascending, wherein the common excess or difference
shall be one. l§li§ll
. the
Debentures transferable by delivery.
IX. The said Debentures shall be made payable to
the bearers thereof, and shall pass by delivery only,
and without any assignment or indorsement; and the
holder or bearer, for the time being, of every such
Debenture shall have the same rights and remedies
in respect of the same as if he were expressly named
therein.
Sale of Debentures.
X. It shall be lawful for the said Governor to authorize the whole or any portion of the said Debentures
to be negociated, contracted for, or sold by the Treasurer or the Agents General for Crown Colonies, and
at such times, in such sums', and in such manner, as
the said Governor may direct.
Payments to which Loan is applicable.
XI. All monies raised under this Act shall be paid
in such manner as the said Governor shall prescribe,
to the Treasurer of British Columbia, and shall by him
be placed to the credit of an account to be called the
Roads Loan No. 2 Account, to be applied to the purposes of surveying, constructing, and maintaining
roads and other works of communication within the
said Colony, and in or toward the repayment of the
Road Bonds to the amount of £9,900 as aforesaid,
or of any sums borrowed or to be borrowed, and expended in such surveying, construction, or maintenance, and to no other purposes whatsoever, and the '
said moneys shall be accounted for in the same manner as if they formed part of the current revenue of
the said Colony.
Sinking Fund.
XII. The said Governor shall provide for the redemption of the said Debentures, by authorizing and
directing the Treasurer of the said Colony, subject in
the first place to the said "British Columbia-Loan
Act, 1862," and to the "Road Bonds Act, 1863," to
the extent aforesaid, to appropriate, half-yearly, out
of the General Revenue of the Colony, such sums as
shall be equal to five per cent, on the total of the
principal sum for which the said Debentures shall,
from time to time have been issued, and be for the
time being outstanding, and after having paid the
half-year's interest therefrom, shall invest or cause to
be invested the residue thereof as a Sinking Fund for
the final extinction of the debt, and shall invest or
cause to be invested the dividends, interest, or annual
produce arrising from such investment, so that the
same may accumulate by way of compound interest.
Investment of Sinking Fund.
XIII. All sums paid to the account of the Sinking
Fund, and all interest or produce arising therefrom,
shall be invested under Trustees in the purchase of
Imperial or Colonial Government securities. The
nature of such securities, and the selection of such THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.
pen* 18th, 186*3.
Trustees, shall be left to Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies.
Repurchase of Debentures.
XIV. Provided nevertheless that it shall be lawful
for the said Governor, from time to time, to authorize
the Agents General for the time being for Crown Colonies, or the said Treasurer of the said Colony for
the time being,- to repurchase the said Debentures to
the amount of such moneys as the said Governor may,
by any Proclamation hereafter to be issued and passed
by him, or out of the purrent Revenue of the Colony,
appropriate for that purpose, and for the Trustees of
the said Sinking Fund to make use thereof, for the
purpose of withdrawing Debentures from the market
by purchase, and all Debentures so repurchased.shall
be forthwith cancelled and destroyed, and no re-issue
of Debentures shall be made in consequence of such
purchase and destruction'.
Proportionate reduction of Sinking Fund.   ■
XV. From and after the date ofany and every such
repurchase of Debentures as last aforesaid, the a-
mount then payable to the Sinking Fund shall be,
from time to time, reduced, in exact proportion to the
amount of Debentures, for the time being remaining
unredeemed, and any moneys remaining in the said
Sinking Fund, after the loan hereby sanctioned is
fully paid and satisfied, shall be forthwith paid over
to the Treasurer, and accounted for as General  Re-
Trust^Moneys.
XVI. It shall be lawful for any Trustees, Executors,
Administrators, or Guardians, having the disposition
of any trust moneys, to purchase any such Debentures,
by and out of trust moneys ; and every such purchase
shall be deemed a due investment of such trust moneys.
No-recognition of Trusts.
XVII. It shall not be necessary for the said Colonial
Treasurer, Agents General, or any other person,
acting for'or in behalf of the Government of the said
Colony, to notice, or regard, or enquire into any trust
to which any Debentures shall be liable, or the rights
or authority of any one being the actual holder or
bearer ofany such Debentures, as aforesaid; but payment to the actual holder or bearer thereof, or his
lawful* Agent, shall be deemed in all cases due payment, unless otherwise specially agreed in writing, by
and under the hand of the Treasurer, Agents General,
or other person acting as aforesaid, for the time being,
entrusted with the sale of such Debentures.
Forgery, Felony.
XVIII. Any person who shall forge or alter, or
shall utter, or despose of, or put off, knowing the
same to be forged or altered, any Debenture made out
and issued, under this Act, shall be guilty of Felony,
and being thereof convicted, shall be imprisoned for
any period not exceeding three years, with or without
—^aarrlia-bo-rrr; a-t- fe«i!^e^o^i^a^^e4-ud#eJa^foi^wJiaBa-
any such person shall be tried and convicted.
Short Title. ig|p||
"The British Col-
—^—^ Issued under the Public Seal of the said
~|     Colony, at Victoria, Vancouver Island, this
j. s. >■ 14th day of May, in the year of our Lord
J     one  thousand  eight  hundred and sixty-
•*r—' . three, and in-the twenty-sixth year of Her
Majesty's reign by me,
JAMES DOUGLAS.
By His Excellency's Command,
William A. G. Young.
Colonial Secretary.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.
FORM A.
BRITISH COLUMBIA GOVERNMENT DEBENTURE.
BRITISH COMUMBIA LOAN ACT, 1863, £50,000.
For \One hundred Pounds'] advanced to the Government of British Columbia, the holder of this Debenture
is entitled to receive interest at the rate of six per
centum per annum, in half-yearly payments, payable
at [the Office of Her Majesty's Agents General for Crown
Colonies, in Londoner at the Treasury, New Westminster,
as the case may be] on the 1st January and 1st July in
each year.
The said sum of [Owe Hundred] Pounds sterling,
with the interest thereon, is charged upon and made
payable out of the General Revenue of the Colony of
British Columbia, under the terms of the "British
Columbia Loan Act, 1863," and the principal will be
repaid \}n London, at the aforesaid office, or at th
Treasury, New Westminster, as the case may be] at th
expiration of Twenty (20) years from the 1st day of
July, 1863.
Signed on behalf of the Government of British
Columbia, and in accordance with the provisions of
the Act above cited.
Registered, \ Agents General for
 /    Crown Ooloni
FORM B.
BRITISH COLUMBIA.
No.    . Half-year's interest due [l«i! January, 1864,]
on Debenture No. payable at the [atthe Offices
of the Agents General for Crown Colonies, London,   or
the Treasury, New Westminster,. as the case may be.]
£   , Agents General.
N. B.—The holder or bearer of this Debenture may
alter the place of payment of principal and interest to the
Treasury in New Westminster, or the Offices of the Agents
General for Crown Colonies in London, by giving six
months previous notice imoriting, terminating on the 1st
day of January, or 1st day of July, at the previous place
of payment (the Treasury in New Westminster, or the
Offices of the Agents General, aforesaid, for Crown
Colonies in London, as the case may be,) of his wish to
make such alteration, and causing the officer acting' as
Treasurer in New Westminster, or the said Agents General
for Crown Colonies in London, as the ease may be, to
indorse on this Debenture a memorandum of such alteration.
BRITISH COLUMBIA.
PROCLAMATION.
No. 6. 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.
WHEREAS, under and by virtue of an Act of
Parliament, made and passed in the session
of Parliment held in tiie 21st and 22nd years of
the Reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, entitled "An
Act to provide for the Government of British Columbia," and by a Commission under the Great Seal of
the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, I,
JAMES DOUGLAS, have been appointed Governor of
the said Colony, and have been authorized by Proclamation under the Public Seal of the said Colony, to
make laws, institutions, and ordinances, for the peace,
order, and good Government of the same ;
And whereas doubts have arisen, whether the Proclamation madeand passed on the 19th day of November
A. D. 1858, imports into the said Colony, the Laws in
force in England for the proper observance of the
Lord's^day;
And whereas for the better observance of the same
it is expedient that all such doubts should be removed;
Now, therefore, I do hereby declare, proclaim, and
enact as follows:
Declares English Sunday Laws in force here.
I. The Law Statutory and otherwise, and the pen
alties for the enfor
and in force in Engl
the Lord's day con
to in the Schedule
to have been includi
passed on the 19th
of full force and effc
as if the said la-
at present existing
proper observance of
id Sunday, as referred
deemed and taken
'reclamation made and
D. 1858, and to be
tsaid Colony, with and
utandis in alLrespcets
ally mentioned and
of the 19th day of
be deemed part of
III. This Act maySlgS^MRs the "Sunday-observance Act, 1863."   :^|^S
Issued under the Pu%fti?M&l of the said Colony, at
Victoria, Vancouver Island, this Eighteenth day of
May, in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight
hundred and sixty-three, and in the twenty-sixth year
of Her Majesty's reign by me,
JAMES DOUGLAS.
By His Excellency's Command,
William A. G. Young.
Colonial Secretary.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.
1 Car. I. c.
the said Coloi
. c. 1,
29 Cai
II. c. 7,
Do.
Do.
li of 1 and 2 William IV. c. 32, \ 3, as forbids
the killing, or hunting for,game on a Sunday or Christmas day, under a penalty of Five pounds and the costs
of conviction.
11 and 12. Vict. c. 49, so far as the same is applicable
to the said Colony.
13 Vict. c. 23, repealing 17 Hen. VI. c. 5,      Do
BRITISH COLUMBIA.
PROCLAMATION.
No. I 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.
WHEREAS, under and by virtue of an Act of Parliament, made and passed in the session of
Parliament, held in the 21st and 22nd years of the
Reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria,, entitled "An Act
to provide for the Government of British Columbia,"
and by a Commission under the Great Seal of the
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, I,
JAMES DOUGLAS, have been appointed Governor
of the said Colony, and have been authorized by Proclamation under the Public Seal of the said Colony,
to make laws, institutions, and ordinances for the
Peace, order and good government of the same ;
And whereas it is desirable for the protection of
Miners, and others searching for the precious metals,
to retain in possession of the Crown power to prevent
such Miners or other persons from being obstructed or
hindered by the Claims, and exactions of persons-
holding land under the provisions of the Pre-emption;
Consolidation Act passed on the 27th day of August,.
1861 ;
Power of the Governor to Create Mining Districts-..
I. It shall be lawful for the Governor for the time-
being of British Columbia, from time to time, and at
any time hereafter by any writing under his hand,
published in the Government Gazette, to erect any
portion of the Colony into a Mining District, and to-
to such District a distinguishing name, and to
define the limits and boundaries thereof, and also-
n to abolish or reconstruct any such District, and
from time to time to alter and vary such limits and
boundaries.
Repeals Clauses 17,  25,   # 26, of Pre-emption
Consolidation Act, 1861 ; Resumption of any
part of a Pre-emption claim in Mining.
Districts for public purposes.
II. On a.nd after the publication of the erection of
any District into a Mining District as aforesaid, the
provisions of sections seventeen, twenty-five, and twenty
of the said Preemption Consolidation Act, 1861,
shall as to such District, and any part or parts thereof
e to be in force, and all persons entering thereafter
into possession ofland under the authority and provisions of the said Pre-emption Consolidation Act
1861, within such Mining District, shall do so subject to the resumption of the whole or any part of such
lands for making Roads, Bridges, Ferries, Towns,
Villages, or any other public..purposes whatsoever
without any compensation being made for the land
so taken or resumed.
Mining Districts open for Mining under the Gold Laws.
III. Provided nevertheless that Mining Districts
erected as aforesaid in any part of the Colony whatsoever, shall be free and open .to all persons engaged
in Mining or searching for the precious Metals, under
and according to the' provisions of the Gold Fields'
Act, passed on the 31st August, 1859, and the Rules
and Regulations for the working of Gold Mines, passed
respectively on the 7th September, 1859, and the '6th
of January, 1860, and of the Ditches Rules, and Regulations under the Gold Fields' Act, passed on the
29th of September, 1862, the Rules and Regulations
under the Gold Fields' Act passed on the 24th February, 1863, and the Proclamation relating to Gold
Mines, passed on the 25th March, 1863.
Saving of existing pre-emption rights.
IV. Provided also that all rights lawfully acquired,
andheldunder the Pre-emption   Consolidation   Act,
1861, prior to the passingT
District erected as aforesaid, shall  <
main of full force and effect.
Short Title.
V. This Act may be cited as the "The Mining
District Act, 1863."
Issued under the Public Seal of the said Colony,
at Victoria, Vancouver Island, the 27th day of
May, in the year of Our Lord  one thousand
eight  hundred  and   sixty-three,   and  in  the
twenty-sixth year of Her Majesty's reign, by me,
JAMES DOUGLAS..
By His Excellency's Command,
William A. G. Young,
Colonial Secretary.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.
BRITISH COLUMBIA.
PROCLAMATp^gl
No. 8. A. D. 186&||1
By His Excellency JAMES  BdU^k^^am^'"
panion 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.
WHEREAS, under and by virtue of an Act of
Parliament, made and passed in the session
of Parliament held in the 21st and 22nd years of
the Reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, entitled
" An Act to provide for the Government of British
Columbia," and by a Commission tinder the Great
Seal of the United Kingdom of Great. Britain and
Ireland, I, JAMES DOUGLAS, have been appointed Governor of the said Colony, and have
been authorized by Proclamation under the Public
Seal of the said Colony, to make laws, institutions,
and ordinances, for the peace, order, and good
government of the. same ;
And whereas it is expedient to regulate by statute,
the admission of all person's who shall be allowed
or entitled to practise in the superior Courts of the said
Colony, whether Barristers at Law, Attornies, or other-
Discharges orders of Court as to admission.
I. The sections numbered respectively V, VI, VII,
VIII, IX, and XIII, and so much of section I as   relates  to the admission of Barristers,   Attornies, oj July 18th, 1863.]
THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.
Solicitors in this Colony, of the Order of the Court
of British Columbia, made and signed by Matthew
Baillie Begbie, Esq., Her Majesty's Judge of the said
Court, in pursuance of a Proclamation made and
passed on the 24th day of December 1858, are hereby
discharged and repealed, Provided nevertheless, that
such repeal shall not be construed in any way, to
affect the positions, or right to practise of any person,
' who at the date of this Act, shall have been duly
qualified, admitted, and actually enrolled, and entitled
to practise in the Superior Law Courts of the Colony,
as a Barrister at law, Attorney, or Solicitor, and shall
have continued to be so qualified, and enrolled at the
tims of so practising; but every such admission,
and enrollment, shall have as full force and validity
as if this Act had not been passed.      ?
Who may be Barristers.
II. From and after the passing of this Act, every
person and ho other, (except as hereinbefore excepted)
may be admitted, enrolled, and allowed to practise as
a Barrister at Law, in the Superior Courts of Law
in the Colony who shall be possessed of the qualifications following, viz : —
Being a subject of the British Crown of full age,
good conduct, and repute.
(1) Who shall have been duly called and admitted
to practise, as a Barrister at Law, or Advocate in any
of Her Majesty's^Superior-Courts, (not having merely
local jurisdiction,) in England or Ireland; pi*
(2) who shall have been duly called and admitted to
practise, as a Barrister at Law, (not having merely local
jurisdiction,) in any of Her Majesty's Colonies, wherein the Common Law of England is the Common Law
of the land, and who if applying, after the establishment
of examinations, foradmission,but not before, shall have
passed such examination in the laws and practice
of the Colony, as shall hereafter legally established ;
(3) who shall ha
ted to practise as an
in Scotland ; or
(4.) who shall have been duly called, and admitted to
the degree of Doctor of Civil Law, at any University
in England, Scotland, or Ireland ; or,
(5) who shall have been instructed within the Colony, in the.knowledge and practice of Law, and duly
qualified to be called to the Bar, under and subject to
regulations, as may hereafter be from time to time
legally established in that behalf.
Who may be Attornies.
' III. From and after the passing of this Act, every
such person and no other, (except as hereinbefore
excepted), maybe admitted, enrolled, and authorized,
and allowed to practise in the superior Courts of
Law of the Colony, as an Attorney, or Solicitor, as
shall be possessed of the qualification following, viz :
Being a subject of the British Crown,  of full age,
■   good conduct-, and "repute.
(1) Who shall have been actually andduly enrolled,
and entitled to practise as a Solicitor, Attorney,
Proctor, or Writer to the Signet, inanyof Her Majesty's
Superior Courts of Law, (not having merely local
jurisdiction) in England, Scotland or Ireland; or
(2) who shall have been actually, andjduly enrolled
and entitled to practise as a Solicitor, or Attorney in
any of Her Majesty's Superior Courts, as aforesaid, in
any of Her Majesty's Colonies, wherein the Common
Law of England is the law of the land, and who if ap-
plying after the establishment of examinations for
admission but not before, shall have passed any such
examination, as shall hereafter be in that behalf legally established ; or
(3) who may have been instructed within the Col-
lony, in the knowledge and practice of law, and duly
qualified to be enrolled in the Superior Court of the
Colony, as Attorney, or Solicitor, under and   subject
as may, from time to time, hereaf-
3 legally established.
!/ to admission.' Oath of Allegiance.
ntion. Written application. State-
Statutory declaration. Testimonial
&£$_% conduct. Call Certificate required.
l||j|lf|icd that no applicant for admission shall
pfpffof being admitted, enrolled, or allowed to
[ef'whether Barrister at Law, Attorney,
orTunlil he shall have firsttaken andsubscribed
th of Allegiance, before the Registrar, or Deputy
rar, of the Supreme Court of Civil Justice of
i Columbia; at New Westminster, and shall have
ment Gazette at least two.Calen-
ich regulat
Requisite^rel
Adppmsemcnl
dar months prei
in the next ensi
which such ap
have delivered
Deputy Registrs
giving therein
Colonial?)
as aforesaid.
Cou rts as aforesaid,
any  such of Her
behalf, or where none such exists, then of the Superior
Court or Courts, not having merely local jurisdiction of
such Colony.
From D. C. L.
If a Doctor of Civil Law as aforesaid.
A Certificate of the University as aforesaid, where such
applicant has taken such degree.
From an Attorney, (Home
If an Attorney, Solicitor, or Proctc
A Certificate of the Superior Court
in England, Scotland, or Ireland,
Majesty's Colonies as aforesaid.
Under the hand .of the proper Officer of such Society,
Inn of Court, Court or Courts or University, as the case
may be, to the effect that the applicant was at the date
thereof on the books, of the said Society, Lins of Court,
or Universtiy, or on the roll of such Birristers, Attornies,
Solicitors, Proctors or Writers to the Signet, of such Court
or Courts as the case may be ; and that no application had
been made to such Society, Inns of Court, Court or Courts
since his admission therein, or enrollment, against such
person for misconduct in such his capacity as Barr'ster at
Law, Advocate, Attorney, Solicitor, Proctor, or Writer to
the Signet.
Statutory Declaration.
Provided that no such applicants shall be capable ofany
such admission and enrollment as aforesaid, until he shall
have made, and subscribed, and filed with the said Registrar,
or Deputy Registrar, a declaration under, and subject to,
the provisions and penalties of the Act passed in the fifth
and sixth years of the Reign of His late Majesty King
Wilham the Fourth, Chapter sixty two, to the effect and
in the form marked A. in the Schedule hereto.
Admission after verification.
VI. All documents required under this Act shall be submitted for the approval of the Judge of the said Supreme
Court as to their due compliance with the requirements
hereof, and upon such approval, the name of such applicant
as aforesaid, shall be entered by such Registrar, or Deputy
Registrar, on the proper Roll, upon the payment of the
proper fees.
Fees.
VII. The fees to be taken by the said Registrar, or Deputy
Registrar, upon the transaction or entry of the several mat-
j, and things to be done by him under this Act, shall
uthority.
shall be construed to
Court from exercising
Jrcised in England by
Attornies, or the Roll,
ictising in such Courts.
itement.
i false
be such as shall be from
sented by any order of
Saving oj
VIII. Nothing
prevent the Judge of the s
the powers and authorit]
Judges of the Supei'
or in respect of other th(
Penaltiet
IX. Any person knoj
mam^m^fflj^noh'      '
Act of the fifth and
jesty King William
be liable to the penalties;
and every person otherwi
sing, in contravention
shall also be deemed
punishable accordingly.
Schedl
.X The Schedule hereto
Short Title.
XL This Act may be cited for all purposes as " The
Legal Professions Act, 1863."
Issued under the Public Seal of the said Colony,
at Victoria, Vancouver Island, this 18th day
of June, A. D., 1863, and in the Twenty-
sixth year of Her Majesty's Reign, by me,
JAMES DOUGLAS,
By His Excellency's command,
William A. G. Young,
Colonial Secretary.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.
SCHEDULE
FORM A.
POEM   OP   DECLARATION   BY   BARRISTERS.
I, A. B.                 of             do solemnly and sincerely declare
.,... T &>■ . •„.__.•_.„„ „. T„„. r„..„„ ^ ]dulyar"- -=-~J *"~
was duly admitted to that Degree at on the day of
And that I am the person named in the Certificate now produced ;
and that I ama British subject by birth [or naturalization, if natu-
declared the intention'of changing my allegiance.   And Imake this
JnbfHis late Ma-
ter sixty two, shall
ited Act prescribed,
y acting, or practi-
wisions of this Act,
>ntempt of Court and
deemed a part of this
e of his intention "to apply
ng term thereafter of the Court '
lication is intended to be made ;:
n writing to the said Registrar,
-, his application for such admission,"
t full length his name and address,
tatement of his qualification, and shall have
also made and subscribed the statutory declaration hereinafter mentioned, and have deposited with suchRegis-
trar, or Deputy Registrar, a Certificate under the hand
of at least two duly enrolled and practising Members
of the legal' profession of the said Colony, immediately
before the application for admission, that they believe
the applicant is a person of good moral conduct, and
shall also have deposited with such Registrar, or Deputy Registrar, for at least one Calendar month after
making such written application the Certificate following ; that is to sayv:
If the applicant be a Barrister at Law of England, or
Ireland, or Advocate in Scotland, as aforesaid, a Certificate under the seal of any of the Societies or Inns_
of Court in England, Scotland, or Ireland duly author-"
ized in that behalf.
From a Colonial Barrister.
If a Colonial Barrister as aforesaid;
A Certificate under the seal of any of the Societies or
Inns of Court  of such   Colony duly authorized in that
England,  [Ireland, Scotl:
ourable Society
that
called t(
le Bar by The IL._
le Bar, and admitted
i the said Colony.]
Majesty's Colonie
Court at Westminster, [or Solicitor",
' to the Signet, as the case may be,] and that I
and enrolled as an Attorney for Solicitor as the
:d Court at Westmi
disqualified, and tl
takenorcc
immenced against me,
in any pai
■t of Her Ma
(esty's do-
iththe object of disq.1
lalifying m
e, or by reaS(
>n whereof
I might ha
rve become disquahfie
d from acti
ister, [Ad-
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FORM OF DECLARATION BY A DOCTOR OF CIVIL LAW.
I, A. B.
of
that I am s
i Doctor of Civil Law of the Unive
rsity of
and
BRITISH COLUMBIA.
PROCLAMATION.
No. 9. A.D. 1861.
By His Excellency JAMES DOUGLAS, Com-,
panion 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.
WHEREAS, under and by virtue of an Act of Parliament made and passed in the session of Parliament held in the 21st and 22nd years of the Reign
of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, entitled "An Act to
provide for the Government of British Columbia,"
and by a Commission under the Great Seal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, I, JAMES
DOUGLAS, have been appointed Governor of the said
Colony, and have been authorized by Proclamation
under the Public Seal of the said Colony, to make
laws, institutions, and ordinances for the peace, order,
and good government of the same ;
And whereas it is expedient to amend and consolidate the laws affecting the settlement of unsurveyect
Crown Lands in British Columbia ;
Now, therefore, I do hereby declare, proclaim, and
enact as follows:
Repeal of former Proclamations.
I. The Proclamation issued by me, under the Public Seal of the said Colony, dated the 4th day of January, 1860, and the Pre-emption Amendment Act 1861,
end the Pre-emption Purchase Act, 1861, are hereby
repealed.
Purchasers since the 20th June to hold on the ordinary
terms of Pre emption.
II. All purchasers of unsurveyed land in British
Columbia, who shall have made their purchases subsequently to the 20th day of June, 1861-, and previously to the 27th day of August, 1861, shall hold the land
purchased under precisely the same terms and conditions of occupation and improvement as are mentioned
in the said Proclamation of the 4th day of January,
1860, with regard to lands pre-empted without purchase.
British subjects, and aliens who shall take the oath of allegiance, may acquire the right to hold land, and to purchase the same when surveyed, on.certain conditions.
III. That from and after the date hereof, British J
subjects and aliens who shall take the Oath of Allegi- ||
ance to Her Majesty and Her Successors, may acquire %
I - i - - -1 rend uiivur-.-■:■;.- e d and unreserved Crown Lands in ,-7j
British Columbia, not being the site of an existent or
proposed Town,  or auriferous land available for  mining purposes, or an Indian Reserve   or Settlement,
under the following conditions :
The settler shall enter into possession and record his claim
to any quantity not exceeding 160 acres.
IV. The person desiring to acquire any particular
plot of land of the character aforesaid shall enter into
posession thereof, and shall record his claim to any
quantity not exceeding 160 acres thereof, with the;
Magistrate residing nearest thereto ; paying to the
said Magistrate the sum of eight shillings for recording such claim.
A holder of land may acquire additional land contiguous
to the 160 acres, by paying an instalment of the purchase.
money.
V. Any person in posession of 160 acres of land aa
aforesaid, may acquire the right to hold and purchase
any further tract of unsurveyed and unoccupied land
aforesaid, over and above the quantity of 16.0 acres
aforesaid, and contiguous thereto, upon payment to
the nearest Magistrate of the sum of 2s. Id. per acre
for the same, as and by way of instalmentfof the pur-*
chase money to be ultimately paid to the Government
upon the survey of the same land.
. Proposing purchaser shall hold and record.
VI. Any person so paying such deposit shall enter
into posession and record his claim to such last mentioned tract of land, in manner hereinbefore prescribed.
Description of the land, how to be stated.
VII. The claimant shall in all cases give the best
possible description of the land to the Magistrate with
whom his claim is recorded, together with a rough
plan thereof, and identify the plot in question by placing at the corners tof the land four posts, and by stating in his description any other land marks of a noticeable character.
Rectangular shape, or as nearly as possible proportion of
the lines. N
VIII. Every piece of land sought to be acquired
under the provisions of this Proclamation, shall, save
as hereinafter mentioned, be of a rectangular shape,
and the shortest line thereof shall beat least two-
thirds the length of the longest line.
Natural boundaries may be adopted in certain cases.
IX. Where the land sought to be acquired is in
whole or in part bounded by mountains, rocks, lakes,
swamps, or the margin of a river, or by other natural
boundaries, then such natural boundaries may be
adopted as the boundaries of the land sought to be
acquired, and in such case it shall be sufficient for the
claimant to show to the satisfaction of the Magistrate
that the said form conforms as nearly as circumstances
permit to the provisions of this Proclamation.
Lines of adjacent claims may be adopted.
X. If the land sought to be acquired be bounded by
a claim, the line of such claim may be adopted by the
m THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.
[July 18th, 1863.
person so seeking to acquire,  notwithstanding any !
irregularity in such line which may have been occasioned by the adoption of a natural boundary by the
claimant of the adjacent claim.
Enclosed spaces may be adopted, notwithstanding any
irregularity of shape.
XI. "Where a piece of land is partially or entirely
enclosed between two or more claims, the claimant
may acquire such enclosed piece notwithstanding any
irregularity of form, or disproportion in length, of
any of the sides.
Boundaries to run as nearly as possible according to the
points of the compass.
XII. The boundaries shall run as nearly as possible
by the cardinal points of the compass.
Purchase on survey.
XIII. When the Government Survey shall extend to
the land claimed, the claimant who has recorded his
claim as aforesaid, or his heirs or devisies, or in the
case of the grant of a certificate of improvement hereinafter mentioned, the assigns of such claimant shall,
if he or they shall have been in continuous occupation of the same land from the date of the record aforesaid, be entitled to purchase the land so acquired, or
in respect of which such deposit shall have been paid
as aforesaid, at such rate as may for the time being
be fixed by the Government of British Columbia, not
exceeding the sum of 4s. 2d. per acre.
Certificate of improvement to be issued when improvements
have been made to the extent of 10*. per acre.
XIV. When the claimant^ his heirs or devisies, shall
prove to the. nearest Magistrate by the evidence of
himself and of third parties, that he or they has or
have continued in permanent occupation of the claim
from the date of record, and has or have made permanent improvements thereon to the value of 10s. per
acre, the said Magistrate shall grant to the said claimant, his heirs or devisies, a certificate of improvement
in the Form marked A, in the Schedule hereto.
When Certificate of improvement has been issued the
holder may sell or deal with the land.
XV. Upon the grant of the certificate of improvement aforesaid, the person to whom the same is issued
may, subject'to any unpaid instalments, sell, mortgage, or lease the land in respect of which such certificate has been issued ; but no interest in any plot of
land acquired in either of the methods aforesaid, shall,
before payment of the purchase money, be capable of
passing to a purchaser, unless the vendor shall have
obtained such certificate of improvement as aforesaid.
Conveyance on payment of the purchase money.
XVI. Upon payment of the purchase money a conveyance of the land purchased shall be executed in
favour of the purchaser, reserving the precious minerals with a right to enter and work the same in favour
._of the Crown,Jt-S.^SSigaees and_Licensees.
Compensation to owner whose land may be taken or
injured in certain cases.
XVII. In the event of the Crown, its Assignees or
Licensees, availing itself or themselves of the privileges (other than the taking of land required for roads)
mentioned in clauses 25 and 26, a reasonable compensation for the land taken, wasted, or damaged shall
be paid to the person whose land shall be taken, wasted or damaged as aforesaid, and in case of dispute the
same shall be settled by a jury of six men, to be summoned by the nearest Magistrate.
Priority of title.
XVIII. Priority of title shall be obtained by the
person who, being in possession, shall first record his
claim in manner aforesaid.
Cancellation of claim on permanent cessation of
occupation.
XIX. n Whenever any person shall permanently cease
to occupy land acquired in either of the methods aforesaid, the Magistrate resident nearest to the land in
question may, in a summary way, on being satisfied
of such permanent cessation, cancel the claim of the
person so permanently* ceasing to occupy the same,
and record the claim thereto ofany other person satisfying the requisitions aforesaid.
Deposits and improvements forfeited on cancellation.
XX. All deposits paid in respect of such forfeited
claims, and all improvements, buildings and erections
thereon shall, (subject to the appeal hereinafter mentioned,) on such cancellation, be absolutely forfeited;
and such claims, improvements, building and erections shall, subject to the appeal hereinafter mentioned, be open to settlement by any other person.
Appeal.
XXI. The decision of the Magistrate may be appealed by either party to the decision of the Judge of the
Supreme Court of Civil Justice of British Columbia.
Security on Appeal.
XXII. Any person desirous of appealing in manner
aforesaid, may be required before such appeal bejheard,
to find such security as may be hereafter pointed out
by the Rules or Orders hereinafter directed to be published.
Procedure.
XXIII. The procedure before the Magistrate and
Judge respectively, shall be according to such Rules
and Orders as shall be published by such Judge with
the approbation of the Governor for the time being of
British Columbia.
Ejectment or trespass by holder.
XXIV. Whenever a person in occupation at the time
of record aforesaid, shall have recorded as aforesaid,
and he, his heirs, or (in the case of a certificate of improvement) his assigns, shall have continued in permanent occupation of the same land since the date of
such record, he or they may, save as hereinbefore
mentioned, bring ejectment, or trespass, against any
intruder upon the same land, to the same extent as if
Saving of right U
iget gold in favor offre.
XXV. Nothing herein contained shall be construed
as giving a right to any claimant to exclude free miners
from searching for any of the precious minerals or
working the same, upon the conditions aforesaid.
Power to Government to re-take landfor public purposes.
. XXVI. The Government shall notwithstanding any
claim, record, or conveyance aforesaid, be entitled to
enter and take such portion of the land acquired in
either of the methods aforesaid, as may be required
for roads, or other public purposes.
Water for mining purposes may be taken.
XXVII. Water privileges and the right of carrying
water for mining purposes, may, notwithstanding any
claim recorded, be claimed and taken upon, under or
oyer the said land so pre-empted or purchased as aforesaid, by free miners requiring the same, and obtaining a grant, or license from the Gold Commissioner,
and paying a compensation for waste or damage to
the person whose land may be wasted or damaged by
such water privilege or carriage of water, to be ascertained in case of dispute in manner aforesaid.
If new claim taken up the old one is lost.
XXVIII If any person, being already registered as a
claimant, register a claim to any other land not being contiguous thereto, the land so previously claimed shall, ipso
facto be forfeited, and shall, with all improvements made
thereon, be open to settlement by any other person.
Arbitrament of Magistrate.
XXIX. In case any dispute shall arise between persons
with regard to any land so acquired as aforesaid, any one
of the parties in difference may, before ejectment or action
of trespass brought, refer the question in difference to the
nearest Magistrate, who is hereby authorized to proceed in
a summary way to restore the possession of any land in
dispute to the person whom he shall deem entitled to the
same, and to abate all intrusions, and award and levy such
costs and damages as he may think fit.
i Short Title.
XXX. This Proclamation may be cited as the "Preemption Consolidation Act, 1861."
Issued under the. Public Seal of the said Colony, at
Victoria, Vancouver Island, this 27th day of August,
in the year of Our LoirtOneThonsand Eight Hundred
and Sixty One, an^^^^^Bwenty-fifth Year of Her
Majesty's Reign, by|^^fe^!
lllfrAMES DOUGLAS.
By His Excellency's <^^^^'f
William A. G. sfP*#|>l|
GOD S.|||||||| QUEEN.
I hereby certify thjj||PSi j has satisfied me by
evidence of (naming'J||w*wg«|sses, and detailing any
other evidence upon^^g^He Magistrate '
to his judgment) thF™
improvements to thj
acres of land, situat
has made
PROCLAMATION.
By His Excellency JAMES DOUGLAS, Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the
Bath, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of
British Columbia.
WHEREAS, under and by virtue of an Act
of Parliament made and passed in the session of Parliament held in the 21st and 22nd years
of the reign of Her Majesty .Queen Victoria, in-
titled " An Act to provide for the Government of
British Columbia," and by a Commission und.er
the great Seal of the United Kingdom of Great
Britain and Ireland, I, JAMES DOUGLAS, have
been appointed Governor of the said Colony, and
have been authorized by Proclamation Linder the
Public Seal of the said Colony to make laws, institutions, and ordinances for the peace, order and
good Government of the same;
And whereas, it is expedient to afford to aliens
desirous of becoming naturalized British subjects,
facilities for so doing, and also to afford greater
security and facility in the possession and transferring of land, and for quieting of titles transmitted in part or in whole through aliens;
Now, therefore, I do hereby declare, proclaim,
and enact as. follows:
1. Every alien now residing, or who may hereafter
come to reside in the said Colony with intent to settle
therein, and who shall have actually resided therein,
or in the adjacent Colony of Vancouver Island, or
partly in the one Colony and partly in the other, for
a continuous period of three years, without having
been, during any portion of that time, a stated resident in any foreign country out of Her Majesty's dominions, shall be entitled to procure himself to be
naturalized in manner hereinafter described.
2. Every alien desirous of becoming so naturalized,
shall procure a declaration of residence and character, to be made and subscribed by some British subject in the form marked A, in the schedule hereto.
Such alien shall, in the next place, make and subscribe
a declaration of residence in the form marked B, in
the said^schedule hereto, and shall also take the oath
of allegiance to Her Majesty and Her Successors, in
the form marked 0, in the said schedule.
3. Every such declaration and oath may be taken,
made and subscribed before any Justice of the Peace,
acting in any part of the Colony of British Columbia,
or before any person appointed by Her Majesty to be
a Judge in British Columbia. Every such declaration
and oath shall be forthwith delivered to such alien,
with the certificate at the foot thereof, signed by such
Justice of the Peace, or by the Registrar of the said
Judge, stating the compliance on the part of the said
alien with the regulations hereinbefore contained.
4. It shall be lawful for the said alien to present all
the said documents, properly subscribed and filled up
as aforesaid, in open Court, on the first day of any
Assizes or general sittings of the Court of British
Columbia, in any place in the said Colony. And all
such documents shall be then read aloud in open
Court, and it shall be lawful for the said Court, on
the last day of the said Assizes or general sittings, to
order all the said documents and proceedings to be
entered as of record in the said Court. And thereupon such alien shall be admitted and deemed, while
within the said Colony of British Columbia, to be
thenceforth a British subject to all intents and purposes whatever, and to hold, enjoy and transmit all
property, rights and capacities, in the same manner
as if born within Her Majesty's dominions.-.
5. Any woman (not a British subject previously to
her marriage) married to a British subject, whether
by birth or naturalization, shall be deemed to be a
British subject, naturalized as from the date of.her
marriage, or of her husband's naturalization, whichever event shall last happen.
6. The declarations hereinbefore referred to (the
forms whereof are set forth in the schedule hereunto)
shall be deemed to be made in accordance with the
Act 5 and 6, Wm. IV, c. 62, for the abolition of unnecessary oaths ; and any wilful false statement made
therein shall be deemed perjury, and shall expose
every person making such false statement, or procuring the same to be made, to all the penalties of perjury. And, in addition to all such penalties, it shall
be lawful for the Said Court, on motion by the prosecutor, on any trial for perjury or subornation of perjury in respect of any such declaration, to declare null
and void the naturalization based upon such falsa
declaration; and thereupon all such steps shall be
taken as shall be thought fitting by the said Court.
Provided nevertheless, that nothing shall affect the
rights of any other person, derived under the person
person shall have been cognizant of the perjury   t the
time of acquiring the right.
7. "There shall be paid to the Justice of the Peace
before whom such declarations and oath as aforesaid
shall be taken and subscribed, the sum of four shillings and no more for each such declaration and for
such oath respectively; and by the Registrar of the
said Court for reading and recording the said certificate and documents, the sum of six shillings and no
more ; and for every copy of such documents the same
amount as for an office copy of any judgment of the
said Court. And all such fees shall be applied as any
other fees payable to Justices and Registrars are applicable by law or custom.
8. Every alien shall have the same capacity to take,
hold, enjoy, recover, convey and transmit title to lands
and real estate of every description, in this Colony,
as if he were, at the time of the passing of this Act,
a natural born British subject; and no person shall
be disturbed in the possession or precluded from the
recovery of any lands or real estate in this Colony by
reason only that^ome person from or through^whom
he may derive his title was an alien.
9. This Act may be referred to in all l^fe|^%e%iv
ings as the "Aliens' Act, 1859."
Issued under the Public Seal of thefll
at Victoria, this 14th day of May,JT
twenty-second year of Her Majesty's
JAMES DOUGLAS.
By His Excellency's Command,
William A. G. Young,
Colonial Secretary.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.
THE SCHEDULE BEFORE REFERRED TO.
FORM A.
I, M. N. of do solemnly declare that I am a naturalized British subject (or British born subject as
the case may be) and that I have known A. B. of	
a Prussian subject (or as the case may be) ever since
 and that the said A. B. has resided within the
Colony of for a period of [three years or upwards]
that he is a person of good character, and that there
exists to my knowledge no reason why to the said
A. B. there should not be granted all the right and
capacities of a natural born British subject, and I
make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true, and in compliance with the
provisions of the statute made and passed in the session of Parliament held in the fifth and sixth years of
the| reign of the late King William IV., intituled an
Act for the abolition of unnecessary oaths.
(Signed) M. N.
Declared and subscribed by the said M. N., before
me, in pursuance of an Act of the Imperial Parliament of the United Kingdom, 5 and 6 William IV.,
c. 62, and of the Proclamation of the 14th day of May,
1859.    And I hereby certify that to the best of my JULY 18th, 1863.]
THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE;
knowledge and belief, the said A. B. has complied
With the requisite formalities specified in such Proclamation, entitling him to be naturalized as a British subject, and I know of no reason why he should
not be so naturalized.
(Signed) J. P.
J. P. for British Columbia, residing at this	
day of 186    .
FORM B.
I, A. B. do, solemnly declare that I have resided
three years in this Colony(or in this Colony and the
adjacent Colony of Vancouver Island, as the case may
be) with intent to settle in this Colony, and without
having been during that time a stated resident in any
foreign country. And I make this solemn declaration
conscientiously believing the same to be true, and in
compliance with the provisions of the statute made
and passed in the session of Parliament, held in the
fifth and sixth years of the reign of the late King William IV., intituled an Act for the abolition of unnecessary oaths.
(Signed) A. B
Declared and subscribed before me, in pursuance of
an Act of the Imperial Parliament of the United Kingdom, I and 6 William IV., c. 62, and of the Proclamation of the 14th day of May, 1859. And I hereby
certify that to the best of my knowledge and belief
the said A. B. has complied with the requisite formalities specified in such Proclamation, entitling him
to be naturalized as a British subject, and I know of
) reason why he should not be so naturalized.
(Signed) J. P.
J;.P. for British Columbia; residing at this	
day of 186    .
FORM C.
OATH OF ALLEGIANCE.
I, A. B., do swear that I will be faithful and bear
true allegiance to Her Majesty Victoria, of the United
Kingdom of Great Britahvand Ireland, and of the dependencies and colonies thereof in Europe, Asia, Africa, America, and Australasia, Queen, and that I wL.
defend Her to the utmost of my power against all conspiracies and attempts whatever, which shall be made
against Her Person, Qrown, or Dignity, and I will do
my utmost endeavour to disclose and make known to
Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, all treasons
and traitorous conspiracies, which may be formed
against Her or them. And I do faithfully promise to
maintain, support and defend to the. utmost of mj
power, the succession of the Crown, which succession
by an Act intituled '' An Act for the further Limitation of the Crown and [better securing the Rights
and Liberties of the subject," is and stands limited
to the Princess Sophia, Electress of Hanover, and the
Heirs of Her Body, being Protestants, hereby renouncing and abjuring any obedience or allegiance unto
any other person claiming or pretending a right to the
Crown of the said Realm and its dependencies and
colonies as aforesaid, and I do declare that noJEo_reign t
Prince, Person, Pre^S^St^f^Vf'VtlWS^if,'hat'h*"o"?
ought to have any Jurisdiction, Power, Superiority,
Pre-eminence or. Authority, Ecclesiastical or Spiritual, within the same or any other part thereof. And
I make this declaration upon the true faith of a Christian.    So help me God.
(Signed) A. B.
Sworn and subscribed by the said A. B., before me,
this:——day of 186    .    And I hereby certify that
to the best of my knowledge and belief, the said A. B.
has complied with the requisite formalities specified
in the Proclamation of the 14th day of May,"1859, entitling him to be naturalized as a British subject, and
I know of no reason why he should not be so naturalized.
(Signed) J. P.
Justice of the Peace for British Columbia, residing
at this day of 186    .
BRITISH COLUMBIA.
^^PROCLAMATION.
No. 9, A. D. 1863.
By His Excellency JAMES fDOUGLAS, 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.
WHEREAS, under and by virtue of an Act
of Parliament made and passed in the Session of Parliament held in the 21st and 22nd years
of the Reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, intituled "An Act to provide for the Government
of British Columbia," and by, a Commission under the Great Seal of the United Kingdom of
Great Britain and Ireland, I, James Douglas,
have been appointed Governor of the said Colony,
and have been authorized by Proclamation under
the Public Seal of the said Colony, to make laws,
institutions, and ordinances, for the peace, order,
and good Government of the same;
AND WHEREAS by a certain Indenture dated the
17th day of April, A. D. 1863, and made between
Richaed Clement Moody, Colonel of Royal Engineers,
and Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for British Columbia, acting on behalf of the Government of
British Columbia, of the first part, and William Hood
of Cache Creek, in British Columbia, of the other part,
the said William Hood contracted to construct and
complete a certain Waggon Road and Works as described in the said Indenture and Specifications thereto
annexed, and within the time, on the terms, and sub
ject to the approval therein mentioned, for the price of
Twelve thousand seven hundred and eighty-three
pounds ten shillings Sterling, subject to be increased,
under certain contingencies therein mentioned, to
Thirteen thousand nine hundred and seventeen pounds
and fifteen shillings Sterling, payable in British Columbian Bonds, at the following times, and in the
following manner, that is to say; by Bonds of the
Government of British Columbia, bearing interest at
the rate of Six per Cent per annum, from the dates of
the acceptances of the said Road Works by the said
Chief Commissioner, such Bonds to be redeemable in
the proportions, time, and manner, hereinafter mentioned, and the said payment to be made by such proportional instalments, as the said Chief Commissioner
should in his discretion think fit.
AND WHEREAS, it is by the same Indenture provided that One-fifth of the said total amount of Bonds
shall be retained until six months after the completion and acceptance of the said Road and Works, or
such earlier period as shall be appointed in that behalf, by the said Chief Commissioner, for the purposes
in the said Indenture mentioned.
Now, therefore, I do hereby declare, proclaim, and
enact, as follows :
B. C. £50 Bonds up to £13,900 may be delivered to
Chief Commissioner to fulfil the Contract.
I. On the production of any and every Certificate of
the said Chief Commissioner stating that any portion
of the said Works has been executed to the satisfaction of the said Chief Commissioner, and specifying
the amouut that is due thereon to the Contractor,
there may be delivered to the said Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for, the time being, to be applied
to payments under the said Contract, such a number;
of Bonds not exceeding in the whole the total amount
before mentioned, in the form set forth in the Schedule hereto, as shall represent at par the amount specified in any such Certificate ; each Bond being for the
amount of Fifty pounds, and bearing interest at the
rate of Six per cent per annum from the date of Certificate of acceptance.
After specified delay for repairs, balance due may be paid
II. At the expiration of six calendar months from
the date of the completion and acceptance by Government of the whole of the said Road and Works, or at
such earlier period as the said Chief Commissioner
shall specially certify in writing under his hand in that
behalf, and on the production of a Certificate of approval and acceptance thereof, signed by the said Chief
Commissioner, and stating that the whole of the said
Works have be'en executed in accordance with the
said Contract, there may be delivered to the said Wil-
Hood, his executa
such portion of the
tal) amount as the i
suable under this Act.
or expended by the G<
strators, or assigns,
jof the said Bonds is-
ot have been applied
of British Columbia,
rofinl
III. Provided
upon any of the said Bj
presented for payment1
therein appointed for '
IV. All the said BonfPfflPR numbered
ular series, according to the natural number!
ing with No. 1, according to the order in which the
same shall be issued.
Classification.
V. The Bonds numbered 1 to 85 both inclusive, shall,
subject- as hereinafter mentioned, be payable by the
Treasurer, with interest, in Cash, on the 30th day of
September, A. D. 1864. The Bonds numbered 86 to
170 both inclusive, shall, subject as hereinafter mentioned, be payable by the Treasurer, with interest, in
Cash, on the 30th day of September, A. D. 1865.
The Bonds numbered 171 to 255, both inclusive, shall,
subject as hereinafter mentioned, be payable by the
Treasurer, with interest in Cash,, on the 30th day of
September, A.D. 1866, and (if required under the
Contract), the Bonds numbered 256 tb 277, both inclusive, shall subjectas hereinafter mentioned, be payable by the Treasurer, with interest, in Cash, on the
30th day of September, A. D. 1867. All the said
Bonds shall be dated as of the^-days on which the
Certificates of acceptance to which they refer, shall
respectively be issued.
Bonds charge on General Revenue after existing
special liabilities.
VI. The Treasurer of the Colony, or other person
for the time being acting in that capacity, is hereby
ordered and directed to pay the amount of every such
Bond, and all interest payable thereon, out of any monies belonging to the said Colony remaining in his
hands, after providing for the existing charges on the
Public Revenue, by Loans or Bonds already raised or
issued, at the time when such Bonds shall be presented to him for the payment of the principal or interest
thereof in accordance with the provisions of this Ac ,
The interest due on each of the said Bonds shall be
paid half-yearly upon presentation of the Bond in respect of which any such interest shall be due, at the
Treasury, at New Westminster,
j     Schedule.
VII. The Schedule hereto shall be deemed to be
part of this Act.
Short Title.
VIII. This Act may be cited on all occasions as the
"Cook's Ferry and Clinton Road Bonds Act, 1863."
Issued under the Public Seal of the said Colony,
at Victoria, Vancouver Island, this 30th day of
June, A. D. 1863, and in the twenty-seventh
year of Her Majesty's Reign, by me,
JAMES DOUGLAS.   .
By His Excellency's Command,
William A. G. Young,
Colonial Secretary.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.
SCHEDULE,
COLONY OP BRIT
TREASURY BOND.
£50. «e—,—  i
No.
Dated A.D.'186    .
Payable 30th September, 186    .
The Government of British Columbia is hereby bound
(subject to the existing charges on the Revenue by
Loans and Bonds), to pay to the Bearer hereof, on the
30th day of September, 186 the sum of Fifty pounds,
together with interest thereon in the meantime, from
the day of 186    after the rate of Six per
cent per annum. The Interest becoming due hereon,
shall be payable in instalments half-yearly, at the Treasury, New Westminster, to the Bearer hereof.
 .Treasurer.
By order of His Excellency the Governor,
  -Colonial Secretary.
lepilt
Lands and Works Department,
Juke 18th, 1863.
The following extracts from a report on part of.
Bute Inlet line of communication towards the
districts, received by the Chief Commissioner,
lished for general information.
New Westminster, 6th June, 18631
"The Town Site in Latitude, 50°. 57' 14.8" North,
Longitude, 124° 54'13. 5" West is situated on the left
bank of the Homathco River, about one mile from its
mouth: it is heavily timbered with Spruce, Hemlock,
Cedar and Douglas Pine, with an underbrush of Prickly
Ash (penax horrida) and a few berry bushes.
The land between the Town Site and the Head of
the Inlet has been swamped by Beavers : it could
however be easily drained, and would make excellent
meadow.
The land on the right bank of the river opposite the
town site is part prairie, part swamp, and part heavy
timber, it is good soil."
"I left the Town Site on Monday the 11th May, and
proceededto Despond Camp, 5 miles distant, where I expected to obtain canoe conveyance for my instruments
to Glacier Camp, a distance of 6J miles. On arriving
at Despond, I was told that the canoe was gone up to
Salmon Ranch, 10 miles beyond Glacier, and would
not be down until the following iday.     I waited at
not having come down, I hired two Indians and started
for Glacier Camp.
The trail from the Town site to Despond is tolerably
good, with the exception of one or two places where
it is not quite so wide as the specification requires,
and in other places not sufficiently graded. In passing
across two bluffs.between the Town Site and Despond,
the grades are very heavy indeed, far exceeding that
required by specification, and a short distance from
Henrietta landing, water from the. rocks runs over the
, From Despond to Glacier, the trail is also good, but
in one or two instances does not fulfil the conditions
of the Specification with respect to width ; the above
defects will have to be improved before the trail is
accepted.
At Glacier Camp, I endeavoured to obtain Indians
to pack.as far as the Canon, 20J miles, but they refused on account of the'quantity of snow in the valley.
On Thursday the 14th, I left Glacier Camp, accompanied by two of Mr. Waddington's men, taking a
small tent, 5 days provisions, some cooking utensils,
and each of us a pair of blankets. I reached the intended Ferry, 30 miles from the Town Site, and about
2 miles from the Canon, on Saturday the 16th, at noon;^
and was not able to cross the river on account of
there being no Indians or canoes there. I found the
Latitude and Longitude at that place to be 51° 14' 18"
North, 125°2'39" West, respectively. I left the Ferry-
on Sunday the l7fh at noon,and arrived*t the Town
Site at about 1 p.m. on the 20th.'J
"On going up, I found a considerable quantity of
snow, in some places over four feet deep, for a distance
of a mile and a half, on the trail, near Wig Mountain,
2 miles South of Salmon Ranch, and 19J- from the
Town Site : the Barometer indicated an altitude
of only about 300 feet above the sea level. Two miles
south of this place, the Thermometer stood as high as.
83° Fah. in shade, about 3 p.m. on the 15th May.
Coming down from the Ferry, I found the snow con-,
siderably diminished. I met Mr. Waddington's first
party of workmen about 3 miles south of Salmon
Ranch. The trail from Glacier to Salmon Ranch is
like all the rest, it is passable for mules, but does not
quite fulfil the conditions of the specification. From
Salmon Ranch to the Ferry, the trail was untouched,
so that I cannot say. anything respecting it, further
than that Mr. Waddington reported to me, a few days
after I came down, that the mules were packing
through the whole distance. At all events there would
be no difficulty in making a good trail throughout,
from the Town Site to the Ferry—30 miles.
The bridges on the trail, although good of their
kind, are not constructed in all cases according to
specification, nor are they wide enough."
"TheHomathco has fresh water quite to its mouth;
it is navigable for light river steamers as far as Des^
pond, but being not more than 132 yards wide at the
Town Site, it is rather questionable whether they
could turn conveniently. AtJ Despond the river is from
70 to 80 yards wide. A trail however has been blazed
^ iffli
THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.
[July 18th, 1863.
by Mr.Waddington (to be converted hereafter into a
waggon-road), from the Town Site to the Outer Anchorage, where large vessels can approach within a
short distance of the shore ; the distance is about two
miles. At low stages of the water, canoes could get
as far as Salmon- Ranch, 21 miles from the Town
Site, with safety, but at high stages it would not rbe
safe to take them farther than Glacer Camp, U_-
mi'es from the Town Site.
Leaving the Town Site, the trail passes over a bluff
of granite rock, and enters-upon a heavily timbered
' flat,-about a mile and a half in length, formed of a
deposit of disintegrated quartzose granite. The timber consists of Spruce, Hemlock, Cedar, and Douglas
Pine. There is very little fallen timber or underbrush.
After traversing this flat, it crosses a bluff at a place
known as Henrietta Landing (.2 miles from Town Site);
it then enters another flat similar to that above-mentioned, and traversing it for about 2J miles, it reaches
the place known as Despond.
The trail froi
nd f
efooi
small tract of tolerably
with Alder, Cottonwood,
foot of the mountain, wl
a mile, and -enters upon
land of an undulatory cl
being similar to those fir!
extends for about 7 mill
stream from the Great Glacier, which flows tlir
large gravel flat, over which the trail passes. Mr. Vi
an excellent bridge over
The  rate upon coin from New Westminster to tl
Cariboo District, will be Three per Cent on its valu
shorter distances O-najyad or    *
Notes or Bank Note'formsOh
Conveyance of Treat
5. Arrangements will be m
of Vancouver Island, under v
to Victoria, will be receive
Treasury of that Colony, wh
custody, until demanded by the Depositor or Consignee.
Custody of Treasure.
6. Treasure remitted to New Westminster, will be
deposited in the Colonial Treasury, and there kept
until claimed by the Depositor or Consignee.
No charge will be made for safe keeping until sixty
days after delivery at the Treasury, when all Treasure
left in the Treasury vaults will be subject to a fee of
ie half per Cent.    Bank
e per Cent on the enfaced
:ure to Victoria.
ade with the Government
idiich Treasure consigned
id and  conveyed  to the
irts of a week to
m
soil and timber
tioned. This tract
intersected by the
i stre
.,butltl
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Dep<
id Delivc,
ire must be closely ;
y the Depositor, and
ght of Gold it is
upon it, together with the nan
any private marks   he may
iquested
aid to c
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nouth of th
3 Homathco at 7.30 p.m. c
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rth
May, ir
a large ca
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a.m. on the the Is
P. J. Lee
t June
2nd Co
rporal
R.E
Col. Mooi
y, R.E.,
Chief C
ommissione
rof Lands and W
irks,
(Sold femt
,o this nil
iplied with, the Officer in Commar
of the Escort will object to receive the package. Tl
Depositor will be required to sign the butt of the r
ceipt, and any private instructions the Depositor mi
desire to give, with the view of preventing fraud w.
also be entered therein.
subject to half Assay fees only.
Security against Fraudulent possession of Gold Certificate.
9. Parties consigning their gold to others than
Banks or Mercantile firms, are advised so to arrange
that only one signature besides the endorsement of the
Depositor shall appear on the Certificate of receipt, as
the closest scrutiny will be excercised before any
parcel of treasure is given up, and several endorsements might occasion delay in delivery.
By His Excellency's Command,
WILLIAM A. G. YOUNG.
Colonial Secretary.
PUBLIC ~NOT' iciT
OKOERiEHTIOMi
IS IBE RESERVED
above the mouth of Soda Creek, the back line of the
reserve being at a distance of one mile from the mouth
of the said creek.
2. A rectangular portion commencing abreast of the
small Island at the outlet of Quesnel Lake, and extending for a distance of two miles towards the forks,-'
and half a mile back on either side of the stream.
3. A portion o two square miles, bisected by a small
creek,, at the south eastern extremity of the westernmost branch of Quesnel Lake at' a distance of from
15 to 20 miles from its outlet.
4. Two square miles at the mouth of Horse-fly creek-
5   The back line of the reserve at the junction of
Quesnel and Fraser rivers is extended from half a mile
to one mile from the banks of the river Fraser.
A plan defining more particularly the positions of
reserves Nos. 2. 3. & 4. may be seen at the Offices of
the Magistrates throughout the Colony on or after the
21st Proximo.
By order of the Governor,
R. C. MOODY, Col R.E., C.C.L.W.
Lands and Works Department,
New Westminster, 26th Feb., 1863.
Also from a point on the le bank of the Fraser,
bearing East (true) from Old Fort Alexander, the
land extending for one and a half miles down the
Stream, and half a mile back from it.
13th March, 1863.
IE LAND lying
Pitt River,   bei
present open to p
v Westmihst
Col. R.E., C. C. L. W.
T
e 6th,
nboth
TWO portions of land,
ser River, at the place where a Suspension
is now being constructed, about 13 miles froi
have been Reserved ; each portion is 2_;chains
sides of the road, measured from the centre by 5
in length  measured from the   terminus of bridge in
direction of the road, and also extending to the River.
R. C. Moody,
Lands and Works Departm ent, Colonel, K-. E., 0.0. L. W.
13th June, 1863,   j
It is hereby notified with respect to Streams flowing
into and through Clinton, that the Government reserve a right to divert the same, at any point or points,
wholly or in part, from time to time, for the use and
benefit of future inhabitants in the town, or to make
grants of the same, from time to time, under such conditions as may appear to the Government the most
convenient for the supply of water to the public.
R. C. Moody,
Col. R. E. and 0, C.L.-W.
A GOLD ESCORT
Having been established in pursuance of
the provisions of "The Gold Fields' Act,
1859," the Governor directs that the following Rules and -Regulations in connection
therewith be notified for general information :
Route.
1. The route will be from New Westminster to
Richfield, via Douglas, Lillooet, Clinton, Quesnel
Mouth, and back.
Dates of Arrival and Departure.
2. Notice will from time to time be given by the
Superintendent and Officer in Command of the Escort
of the dates, as near as may be, of the arrival and
departure of the Escort at the different places on the
Rec
>t of Tre,
7 the Superintendent
ill grant a receipt for
H •      GOVERNMENT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Q GOLD CERTIFICATE No.
p Received'- a parcel said to
^ contain     q ounces of Gold for trans-
M mission by the Government Escort to New West-
5 minster to be«there delivered at the Treasury to the
3 said or order on the back hereof,
^ on presentation of this Certificate, and payment
O of the regulated fees.
Superintendent and Commanding Officer
g Rec
d at New Westminster, 186    .
§  Signature of person receiving the gold	
Rate of Conveyance.
4. The rate of conveyance from the Cariboo District
to New Westminster will be two shillings per ounce,
troy.
From Lillooet to New Westminster or shorter distances, one shilling per ounce, troy.
Fractions of an ounce to count as one ounce.
ALSO the Land immediately adjoining Pemberton,
extending downwards for four iniles along the shore
of the Lake and for a distance of one mile backwards
from the Lake.
THE existing   Government   Reserves at   Sockalee
Harbour, Queen Charlotte Island, have been extended from a depth of one mile inland round the
whole line of coast encircling Burnaby, George, and
Sockalee Islands, to a depth of two miles inland, round
the said coast line, and including the said Islands.
R. C. Moody,
Col. R. E., C.C.L.W.
Lands and Works Department,
New Westminster, January 22nd 1863.
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SCIu ■dS0r.erjtm.e1ti  (§>zntU.
BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Vol. 2, No 8S
NEW WESTMINSTER, JULY 25th, 1863.
Price 124 cents.
Colonial Secretary's Notic
Child Stealing—£100 Rewar
Directory,
General Post Office.
List of Unclaimed Letters   -
Government Assay Office.
Government Gazette.
Gold Escort
Lands and Works Notices.
doi^rmimtt <fe$te.
TEBfiS OF SUBSCRIPTION
are $5 per annum, $2.75 per half-year, and $1.50 per
quarter, payable in advance. Single copies, 12|- cents
each, to be obtained of Messrs. Clarkson & Co., New
Westminster, and of the Express Agents in the other
A yearly subscriber, for at least two copies, aiar
have his name, business, and address inserted free in
each number of the Gazette.
Communications to be addressed, and subscriptions
to be remitted, to the Editor of the Government Gazette,
Koyal Engineer Camp, New Westminster.
By order of the Governor,
R. C. MOODY,
Colonel, R. E., and Chief Commi
Lands and Works Department,
New Westminster,
6th May, 1863.
K&-
NOTICE.
WILLIAM DINGLE, Formerly in the Royal Engineers, employed on the Boundary C(
under Lieut. Col. Hawkins, R. E., discharged t
Walla on the 21st April, 1862, is requested
municate his present address to Col. Moody,
New Westminster.
June 6th, 1863.
I Walla
Colonial £wpxiat[g'8 fjotuea.
BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
Colonial Secretary's Office,
22nd December, 1862.
TT71TH reference to a Notice dated 2Gth July,
' ' 1862, announcing that all Official Notices
and Advertisements thereafter to be issued which
should of custom or necessity appear in the Government Gazette were, until further notice, when
published in the British Columbian newspaper, to
be taken and deemed in all cases and for all purposes to have been duly published in the Government Gazette. Notice is hereby given that after
the 31st December, 1862, the Government Gazette
will be issued as a separate publication, and no
Nctice f>ublTshea in'the ,i 6:Mm-
bian newspaper after the 31st E
to be taken or deemed to have
the Government Gazette, as aforesaid.
By order of the Governor,
William A. G. Young.
her, 1862,
published i
PUBLIC   NOTICE.
Colonial Secretary's Office,
22nd December, 1862.
"VTOTICE is hereby given that on and after the
-^' 1st January, 1863, until further notice, the
Gold coins of the United States of America will
be taken at the Public Departments of this Government at the rate of Four Dollars and Eighty-
five cents to the £ Sterling.
2. That portion of the printed circular issued
on the 30th August 1859, which directs that the
Five Dollar piece be taken as equivalent to the
Sovereign, is to be considered as cancelled on and
from the 1st January aforesaid.
By order of the Governor,
William A. G. Young.
CIRCULAR.
Victoria, V.I.,
26th February, 1863.
IT being considered desirable that the Government
Gazette should contain a variety of information
concerning British Columbia of a nature interesting
the public, His Excellency the Governor requests
that all Heads of Departments will forward such
statistics, &c, as may ,be applied for by the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works, for insertion in
the Government Gazette.
WILLIAM A. G. YOUNG,
Colonial Secretary.
CHILD  STEALING.
£100 REWARD.
Whereas on the Evening of Sunday, 30th March,
1862, ELIZABETH HUNTER, 8 years old, WAS DECOYED AWAY by a respectably dressed man from
the bottom of Green Man's Lane, Frog Lane, Lower
Road, Islington, and not having been heard of up to
the present time, May 9, 1863, Her Majesty's Gover-
ment hereby offer a reward of £50 for the discovery
and conviction of the person or persons who decoyed
away the said Elizabeth Hunter, and Sir George Grey,
Her Majesty's Secretary of State will advise the grant
of Her Majesty's pardon to any accomplice, not being
the person who actually stole the child in question,
who shall give such evidence as shall lead to the conviction of the offend^.
And whoever wiS^Jrve such information as will lend
to the recovery of the child and conviction of the offender to J. B. Talbot, Secretary to the London Society for the Protection of Young Females, 28, New
Broad Street, City, shallreceiveafurtherrewardof£50.
Elizabeth Hunter is of pale complexion, has light
hair and eyes, and a large scar on one of her cheeks;
and a pair of gold wires in her ears.
JU@f The foregoing Notice is published by direction
of Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the
Colonies, and any person who may be enabled to give
information on this subject is requested to commu-
nicatewith the Colonial Secretary of British Columbia.
IsTOTIOE.
THE Lands and Works Department are Surveying
in the neighbourhood of Katzie, in connection
with the lands already surveyed on the Pitt and Fraser Rivers.
All parties in occupation of Pre-empted Claims in
that neighbourhood should therefore communicate
on the ground with the Survey Parties, and point out
their stakes and bounds.
R. C. MOODY,
Col. R.E., C.C.L.W.
New Westminster, 1st July, 1863.
1TOTIOB.
The Sale of
TOWN   LOTS   AT  CLINTON
DPOSTFOlSrED
Thursday the 22nd October, next
By order,
R. C. MOODY,
Lands and Works Dept., Col. R.E., C.C.L.W.
18tb July, 1863.
]d THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.
[July 25th, 1863
I
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pubTkTTjotTce.
SALE OP
TOW1T     LOTS
AT   CLIlSTTOISr.
w
iCE is hereby given that a Town Site, namec.
linton, has been laid out at the junction of the
3 and Yale Routes to Alexandria, and that the
Lots will be offered
FOR SALE AT PUBLIC AUCTION,
AT CLINTON,
On Thursday 22 nd October, next,
Upset price of each lot—£40 Sterling.
CONDITIONS OF SALE:
25 per cent of the purchase money to be paid on the
knock of the hammer, the balance of 75 per cent to be
paidat the Lands & Works Office,New Westminster,
in three separate instalments of 25 per cent each, on
or before the 13th of September, the 13th of October,
and the 13th of November next.
Sale to commence at 12 o'clock, noon.
For further information and particulars apply at the
Lands and Works Office, New Westminster, or at the
Office of the Assistant Commissioner of Lands, at Lillooet, where plans can be seen.
By order of the Chief Commissioner,
R. M. PARSONS,
Captain, R. E.
Lands and Works Office,
New Westminster,
11th June, 1863.
GOVERNMENT ASSAY OFFICE,
NEW WESTMINSTER, BRITISH COLUMBIA.
ASSAYS OF GOLD BULLION are made o:
the following terms, and under the following
conditions:—
1. A receipt will be given to the Depositor for
he exact gross weight of his deposit.
2. The resulting ingot will be delivered to any
>arty returning the aforesaid receipt, whether the
Depositor or any one else, and the party returning
the receipt will be required to cancel it by his signature at the time of receivin^the ingot.   ,
i 3. Each ingot will be stamped with its number,
lorresponding to its number in the official records,
.vith its weight, in ounces and decimals of ounces,
its fineness in thousandths, and its value in dollars
and cents; also with a Government cipher, a crown
encircled by the words "British Columbia
Government Assay;" thus:
<S«wrat fflst Mm
PUBLIC   NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that a Contract has
been entered into with Francis Jones Bar-
nard,(Barnard's Express), for the conveyance of the
GOVERNMENT MAILS,
as undermentioned.
Prom 1st April to 30th November:
From  New  Westminster  to   Douglas,   Hope,
Yale, Lytton, and Lillooet, and return weekly.
From New Westminster to Douglas, Hope,
Yale, Lytton, Lillooet, to Williams Lake, and.on
to Antler, and return semi-monthly.
From 1st December to 31st March:
From  New  Westminster to  Douglas,   Hope,
Yale,   Lytton,   and   Lillooet,  and  return  semimonthly.
From New Westminster to Douglas, Hope,
Yale, Lytton, Lillooet, to Williams Lake, and on
to Antler, and return monthly.
Warner li. Spalding, J.P.,
Postmaster General, B. C.
PUBLIC   NOTICE.
RATES  OF   POSTAGE between the under
mentioned places, in all cases to be'prepaid.
NEWSPAPERS.
unster to Douglas, Hope, o
linater to Lytton, Lillooet,
WARNER, R. SPALDING, i
Postmaster Gene
il Post Office, British Columbia,
PUBLIC   NOTICE.
FROM and after the 1st January, 1863, all letters and papers leaving the General Post
Office, New Westminster, will have the date on
which they are dispatched stamped on the envelope.
Warner R. Spalding, J.P.,
Postmaster General, B. C.
General Post Office, New Westminster, 30th Dec., 1862.
List of Unclaimed
Bray, Marshall B 2.
Butt, J    2.
Brouse, Cyrus A
Brown, P 0 2.
Blai , George
Clifford, Charles M C
Church, H A 2.
Campbell, G G
Henry Ryan
Collard, BenjamanE
Colli s, R A
Charlger, James I
Curry, E L 3.
Cormack, John    2.
Curry, E L 3
Cushing, George
Canniff Henry
Crawford, Alexander
Coney, Albert
Ghivers, Joseph
Colter, John A
Clements, John
Carpenter, L F 3.
Cameron, R
Carr, Michael
Couves, A and C
Cushing, M M
Carnochan, Andrew I
Crowley, Patrick
Coyle, Mrs
Cramer, Hugh
Cassady, Peter
Christie, Alexr   3
Clements, Jas
Conolty, Michl
Costelo, Jas
Cryster, Leonard
Colton, D J
Caton, Wm K
Chambers, Jas
Coulter, Thos
Chambers, Coote M
Cannedy, D
Cardozo, MV     2.
Cochrane, John
Copland, W C       '.
Campbell, N S    2.
Conley, Riley
Cradock, Emerson
Charlton, Edwd
Crouch, Cyrus
Carlisle, D
Campbell, Geo
Chipman, Mary J
Clements, John    2
Christian, Henry
Clohesy, Nicholas
Clark, Wm
Chorley, Robt
Crawford, James
Coulter, Samuel 2.
pbell, W M   \
;nd the clip corner will be protected by a small
rown impressed on the face of it. j
4. With each ingot will be given a certificate,
- ugned by a Government officer, of the weight of
he deposit before melting; its weight after; the
ineness; the charge for assaying; and the value
a dollars and cents.
5. For all bars not exceeding 50 ounces in
reight, a charge of seven shillings and six pence
7s. 6d.) sterling will be made, and for every ad-
itional 10 ounces, or fraction of same, one shilling
ad six pence (Is. 6d.)
All clips are retained in the Government Assay
ffice; but on bars not exceeding 10 ounces in
reight, allowance will be made off the assay charge
;ir the value of the clip,
N.B.—Bars assayed at this office, or Dust, may
>e exchanged for American coin, at the current
narket rates.
Assays of Ores are made at the charge of One
Pound (£1.) for each specimen experimented upon.
For a Complete Analysis of any Mineral,
Two Pounds (£2.) is the charge.
W. Driscoll Gosset.
P.S.—Useful geological specimens, whether me-
allic or not, if accompanied by a note of the locally where found, position with regard to other
.■ ocks, altitude, dip, &c, &c, will be thankfully
Received. W. P. G
April 4th, 1861.
LIST OF UNCLAIMED LETTERS
General   3? o »t   Office,
BRITISH COLUMBIA,
ON   THE   1st   JULY,   1863.
Arter, John
Arthur,  Saml, James
Ardagh, Richard.
Abbott, James G'
Andrew, John M
Archibald, Louis
Armstrong, Charles
Anderson, Arthur
Alexander, Mrs.. Anne
Austin, Edward H
Alexander, Henry 2.
Aikens, John 2
Archibald, Mr
Anstey, F G 2
Alexander, James
Anderson, AG 2.
Armstrong, Thomas
Alexander, R H
Ashton, Charles
Ayres, William
Beadle, Henry    2,
Brown, Jos and Jas   2
Beffa, Vincenzo
Bouhand, Monsieur
Berting, Karl
Bailler, E P
Bruce, Thomas J
Brew, Captn C A
Bacon, Hiram
Byrnes, L F
Boldfish, Albert G
Bail,  John
Benson,   oseph  .
Boyle, C A
Binkley, Franklin
Bruce, John
Bourbean, Alexander
Billings, Thos S
Black, Alfred
Bowen, Stewart B
Bremner, Joseph
Bromfield, Alfred
Bourg, Hambleton
Bailey, Madison F
Brackbill, Jacob
Barnhart, J
Boughner, Walter
Buffington, John H
Brown, H M
Bobb, Israel M
Bascomb, Robert
Bayfield, Chas
Byrne, Michl W
Bucannon, James    2.
Bryden, James
Bowen, John & R S
Bogart, J M 2.
Brook, Henry
Beamer, Joseph
Burdin, William
Bottistine, D
Brook, Robert
Bruse, William
Byber, RE
Briges, Samuel
Bratton, John Byron
Byrantes, C
Bourg, Hanbliton
Burns, John & RS
Beckett, R A
Bowen, John
Chui
,M J
11, Joseph E
Cunningham, William
Campbell, S Nicholas
Collins, Robert 2.
Caldwell, William
thiers, L Joseph
Court, Capt
Collins, John
Choigner, Julien
Catchpole, Wm 2
Chittenden, S
i, George
George W
Letters (Continued.)
Fortescue, G E
Fallen, Thomas,
Foshay, David C
Farley, Turner  3.
Fletcher, Chas
Fulton Jos B
Farrar, M C   2
Fernie, Wm 2 Registered
Fuhrer, Frank
Flynn, R T
Fletcher, D C 2,
Florance John A or A B
Fraser, A D
., H
Duncan, Geo
Dillon, Jas
Ditz, Andw
Decker, Mr
Downey, Wm
Dempsey, John
Donohoe, Patrick
Dalziel, Robert 2.
Dickson, Charles
Dawson, Henry 2.
Draffin, Samuel 2.
Davies, Isaac
es, David
Sera, Mrs
Dunn, Robert
Eaxil, Paul
Eberwein, Herman
Emery, Peter
Evans, Ezra
Edmonds, David
Edmonds, Jo h T
Emslie, James
Elliot, John
Elliot, Henry J
Emptage, T
Eidouard, Giraudon
Furrey, J
Forbs, Thomas
Fulbs, Isiah
Findlay, John G
Forrest, J S 2.
Farr, Joseph
Farrell, Thomas 2.
Fernie, Alexander Regd.
Fitzgerald, H W
Fluker, John
Fraser, John
Fearon, Lucus
Findley, •William
Fairburn, John
Garden, Geo
Girard, Jos
Gardner, J R
Giltner, F
Graham Malcolm
Gray, Alex
Guegon, P
Gale, Amanda
Gray, Henry D
Granville, David
Giltner, F
Gibson, Peter 3.
Galacar, Philip
Good, O G
Gordon, Alex
Gray, Thos E,   2
Goss, Richd
Gibson, John
Gordon, John
Green, Sebright S
Godfrey, John
Guilfoyln, Patrick
Gladwin, William
Goodell, B Wm
.Glen, Hugh
Giles, M -
Grate, Parley Gould
Grahame, Thomas
-Harvey, C F
Hutchison, A F   2.    .
'Hartman John,
Hamilton, Gavin Regt.
Harrison, Aubrey, T
•Hall, A S 2.
Hutton, John B
Houghy, John
Hancock, Daniel B
Hay, Wm
Hennes B L
Hay, Alexr
Hunter, John  2
Hawthorne. Jennt
Heyward, Thos
Hilliard, W H
Hall, J W 2.
Hallock, W C
Hill, H M
Hoffman,. H
Haly, Patk
Haley, Dan M
Holmes, Saml R
Hackley, Simeon
Hodsdon,Fred
Hooker, Josiah
Haviland, John
Humigan, Thos
Holland, Wm
Holem, Chas
Hoggins, Wm
Holland, I J D
Hanly, A Samuel
Hill, Samuel
Hodgson, Jacob 2.
Hosking, James D Regd.
Hunter, David
Howard, E W
Hurd, J C
Hall, Joseph E
Hunter, Richard 2.
Hugell, William
Hammer, M B
' Head, John M
Hosteler, Herman R
Higgros, Mr
Hocking, Samuel
Hawltar, G
Hicks, Timothy
Howard, Daniel W
Hodgson, Robert
Howell, F J
Haynes, W George 2.
Howard, George
Harbottle, Thomas
Hunter, Anthony
Johnston, Edward H
Jones, John J    2
Jones, James 2
Johnston, Jas
Jackson, J. E
Jepson, Charles 3,
Johnson,J S
James, William
■ Johnston, Thomas
Johnston, Henry 2
Jones, H R
Jamie'son, William
Johnson,' Angus
Johnston, John"1
Jay, Dr
Jackson, M L
©r
u
o JtTLY 2otS, 1863.]
THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.
List of Unclaimed Letters (Continued.)
Keeler, John
Keddy, John 2.
Kelley, A George
Kcniptle, John
Lyons, Isaac 2. Regd.
'< Mrs
 r, William
Leighton, Jchn
Lindsay, Samuel 2.
Lippricot, W
Landon,F John
Leaver, Thomas
Lazarus, Edward
Lane, B Hiram   2
Leary, John
Mc Neil, John
Mai
, B Gee
Mc Donald, William Gi
Mc Vicar, John 2
Miller, Hugh 2.
Mally, Martin
Mc Innis, A
Mc Kenzie, William
Mc Marin, Robert
Mc Gregor, George
Mc Dougall Allen 2.
Medora, Alfred
Mays, C William
Mc Intire, Peter
Mc Gillivray, Archey
Parr, John
Phelan, P
Pollock, John  3.
Pierce, George 2.
Putnam, D J 2.
Pypers, Thomas
Preston, James B
Pars, Alexander
Preston, George
Paxon, John
Parsons, Robert
Pellant, Hyacinthe
Paove, Thos
Prater, Chas L
Robertson, Wm  2
Revely, Fred
Red, Wm
Roe, Thos 2.
Ross, George Jame3
Ross, Duncan
Richardson, Frank M
Ross David,
Robertson, William He
■   Reves, J
Masi.
, H
m Edward
Moody, S P -.
Mc Cormack, Thomas 2.
Meades, Rolin.P
Mc Pherson, Donald
Mc Naghton, David
Mc Pherson, J C
Mc Innis, Neil
Mc Dougal, Dougal
Meserua, Frank
Mesene, George F
' Mc Askffl-rKennetlr
Mc Lawn, Mr    ■
Mc Law, S
Murr, Robert
Mc Carty, David 2.
Mc Cooatry, William   ,
Mc Keely, "
Mone
, H
Mc Don
Mc Mill
Mc Crin
Nightingale, Richard i
Nerman, John
Nind, V H
Orn, H Ehenezer 3
Orde, Henry Robei
Oates, Joseph
0 Connell,. Daniel
Reynolds, Geo 3
Stevenson, John 2
Smith, E 2
Stoner, William
Simonton, B W Dr.
Smith, Jos.eph   2
Smith, J B
Sinclair, D C
Symmes, Edward
Showers, E G 2.
Sneyd, Thomas
Schwerdfeger, Samuel 2
Sullivan, Josephine
Simpson, William
Slvanuelli, Pietro
Thompson
, Archibald
Turnbull,
Robert
Thompson
, William
Thompson
, Robert
Thompson
. J B
Urquhart, Walter :
VollmauTi, Henry
ilson, John 2
right, Jessie H 2
List of Unclaimed   Letters (Continued.)
Watson, Hugh
Walker, Robt W
Walker, John
Wilson, Benjamin
Williams, Peter
Wood, WH
Wallace, Jeremiah
Whyte, Joseph
Whitener, II W
Woodside, Thomas
Williams, James
Woodward, Fletcher.
Wilson, Robert
Wesrmorland, R
Waymack, W W 2.
Wait, John
Walton IVm.
Williams, Thos
Watt, John
Williams, 0 W
Walsh™ %am°S T       '
Zanec, Hiram B
Walker, E
Zing, Alexander
W. R. SPALDING.
1st July, 1863.
icjglstrji ۤtt
NOTICE.
BEFORE ANY DEED deposited in this Office
can be returned, the Depositor himself must
either sign a receipt for the same or else lodge
with the Registrar a written order for its delivery.
Prepayment of Fees.
NO INSTRUMENT will be registered, no copies furnished, no searches made, nor any
service whatever rendered in connection with this
Office, until the fees for the same, as prescribed
by law, are first paid, or tendered.
Arthur T. Bushby,
Registrar General.
Land Registry Office,
1 "    January, 1863.
Jr^Iamatifitts.
""^ritishF^ummaT
PROCLAMATION.
No. 5. 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.
W'HEREAS by virtue of an Act of Parliament,
imader and passed  in the session of Parliament
held in the 2lst and 22nd years   of the Reign of Her
Majesty Queen Victoria, entitled "An Act to provide
for the   Government   of British  Columbia," and by
a Commission under  the Great  Seal of the United
Kingdom of Great Britain "and  Ireland, I, JAMES
DOUGLAS, have been appointed Governor of the said
Colony, and have been authorized  by Proclamation
issued under the Public Seal of the said Colony, to
make laws, institutions, and ordinances, for the peace,
order, and good government of the same ;
Preamble. |
And whereas it is expedient to raise, by loan secured on the General Revenue of the said Colony,
funds for the vigorous prosecution and maintenance
of roads and other metfns of communication within
the said Colony, and to make provisions for the redemption of such loan;
And whereas, under "The Road Bonds Act, 1863,"
£50 Bonds, to the amount of £12,000 (and no more)
have been issued, numbered, and payable as follows,
that
Bonds Nos. 1 to 198, both inclusive, payable on
31st December, 1863, amounting to £9,900;
Bonds Nos. 533 to.5i5, both inclusive, payable
on 31st Dec. 1865, amounting to £2,100;
And whereas, it is expedient to repeal the power
conferred by the said " Road Bonds Act," of issuing
other Bond3 than those alreadyissued, as hereinbefore
specified, and to provide for the payment of the Bonds
above mentioned,, numbered 1 to 198, and amounting
to £9,900, out of the monies to be raised by the sale
of Debentures in manner hereinafter appearing;
Now, therefore, I do.hereby declare, proclaim, and
enact, as follows:
Repeals aportionof "The Road Bonds Act, 1863."
I. So much of the "Road Bonds Act, 1863" as
authorizes the issue of Bonds other than and beyond
those already issued thereunder, and hereinbefore specified, is hereby repealed.
Power to'Governor to borrow £50,000 on Debentures.
II. It shall be lawful for the Governor for the time
being of the said Colony, from time to time, or at any
time hereafter, to cause to be made out and issued
Debentures, secured upon the General Revenue of the
said Colony, for such sum or sums not exceeding Fifty
Thousand Pounds sterling on the whole, as may b.e
required for the purpose of constructing and main-,
taining roads and other works of communication within
the said Colony, and of providing for the repayment
of the Road Bonds numbered 1 to 198inclusive, to the
amount of £9,900, as lastly hereinbefore recited.
Rate of Interest six per cent per annum.
III. All Debentures made out and issued under this
Act shall bear interest attherate of six pounds sterling
per centum per annum, payable half-yearly, and shall
be redeemable at the expiration of twenty years,' from
the first day of July, A.D. 1863..
Debentures for £100 and upwards.
IV. Every Debenture shall be for any sum or sums,
not less than One Hundred Pounds sterling, which
the said Governor shall determine, and which, together with the interest thereon, shall be payable in
London, at the Offices of Her Majesty's Agents General, for the time being, for Crown Colonies, or at the
Treasury of the said Colony.
Debenture holder can vary place of payment.
V. And the holder or bearer ofany of the said Debentures may alter the plaee of payment of the. principal and interest to either the Treasury at New Westminster, or the Offices in London of the said Agents
General, by giving six months' previous notice in
writing, terminating on the first day of January or
the first day of July, at the previous place of payment
(the Treasury in New Westminster, or at the Offices
in London of the Agents General aforesaid, as the
case may be,) of his wish to make such alteration,
and causing the Officer in New Westminster, acting
as Treasurer for the time being, or the said Agents
General in London, as the case may be, (who is and
are hereby required) to endorse on such Debenture a
of the alteration.
Signatures and Registry of Debentures.
VI. All Debentures made out and issued under this
Actshallbesignedby Her Majesty's Agents General for
Crown Colonies, on behalfof the Government of Britis
Columbia, and entered in a Register, to be called the.
Debenture Register, a duplicate whereof shall be kept
by the Agents General at the Offices in London, and
another duplicate copy thereof by the Auditor of the
said Colony, and such Debentures shall be deemed a
charge upon all the revenues of said Colony, from
whatever source arising, and, in order of priority, next
after the prior charges thereon already created by the
"British Columbia Loan Act, 1862," and by the
remaining liabilities as aforesaid, under the said
"Road Bonds Act, 1863," that is to say, a sum of £2.,
100 payable 31st December, 1865, and all interest on
such Debentures; and the principal when due, shall
bo paid by the Treasurer of the said Colony, out of
such revenues, under warrant to be issued by the said
Governor, in priority of all demands thereon, except
the charge and expenses of the collection thereof, and
the said prior charges on such revenue created by the
"British Columbia Loan Act, 1862," and by the remaining liabilities as aforesaid, under the " Road
Bonds Act, 1863."
Form, Date,"Numbering.
VII. The said Debentures shall be in the form marked A set forth in the Schedule to this Act, and shall
bear date on the day of the issuing thereof, and shall
be numbered arithmetically, each beginingwith number one, and so proceeding in arithmetical progression
ascending, wherein the common excess or difference
shall be one.
Interest Coupons.
VIII. Interest Coupons shall be attached to each
"    " ...the ,
Debentures transferable by delivery.
IX. The said Debentures shall be made payable to
the bearers thereof, and shall pass. by delivery only,
and without any assignment or indorsement; and the
holder or bearer, for the time being, of every such
Debenture shall have the same rights and remedies
in respect of the same as if he were' expressly named
therein.
Sale of Debentures.
X. It shall be lawful for the said Governor to authorize the whole or any portion of the said Debentures
to be negociated, contracted for, or sold by the Treasurer or the Agents General for Crown Colonies, and
at such times, in such sums, and in such manner, as
the saM Governor may direct.
Payments to which Loan is applicable.
XL All monies raised under this Act shall be paid
in such manner as the said Governor shall prescribe,,
to the Treasurer of British Columbia, and shall by him
be placed to the credit of an account to be called the
Roads Loan No. 2 Account, to be applied to the pur-,
poses of "surveying, constructing, and maintaining;'
roads and other works of communication within the-
said Colony, and in or toward the repayment of the,
Road Bonds to the amount of £9,900: as aforesaid,
or of any sums borrowed or to be borrowed, and ex-,
pendod in such surveying, construction, or mainte-.
nance, and to no other purposes whatsoever, and the
said moneys shall be accounted-for in the- same manner as if they formed part of the current. revenue of
the said Colony. ffi&~J0s£W
Sinking Fund,        .
XII. The said Governor shall provide for-the redemption of the said Debentures, by authorizing and
directing,.the Treasurer of the said Colony,' subject in
the first p'lace to the said " British Columbia Loan
Act, 1862," and to the _ Road Bonds Act, 1863," to
the extent aforesaid, to appropriate, half-yearly, out
of the General Revenue of the Colony, such sums as.
shall be equal to five per cent, on the total of the
principal sum for which the said Debentures shall,
from time to time have been issued,., and .'be for the.-
time being outstanding, and after having paid the-
half-year's interest therefrom, shall investor cause to,
be invested the residue thereof as.a.S^nking Fund for-
the final extinction of the debt, and shall invest or
causeto.be invested the dividends, interest, or annual;
produce arrising from such investment,'so that the,
same may accumulate by way of compound, interest.
...    ., Investment .of Sinking- Fund.; ■.;■.;.
XIII. All sums paid to the account; 6fth« 'Sinking
Fund, and all interest or produce arising therefrom;,
shall be invested under Trustees in the-purchase of
Imperial or Colonial Government securities. The.
nature of such securities, and the selection, of sucii;
^mf THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.
[July 25th, :
I
Trustees, shall be left to Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies-.
Repurchase of debentures.
XIV. Provided nevertheless that it shall be lawful
for the said Governor, from time to time, to authorize
the Agents Geftefal for the time being for Crown Colonies, or the said Treasurer of the said Colony for
the time being, to repurchase the said Debentures tc
the amount of such moneys as the said Governor may
by any Proclamation hereafter to be issued and passed
by him, or out ofHJie Current Revenue of the Colony,
appropriate for that purpose, and for the Trustees of
the said Sinking Fund to make use thereof, for the
purpose of withdrawing Debentures from the market
by purchase, and all Debentures so repurchased shall
be forthwith cancelled and destroyed, and no re-issue
of Debentures shall be made in consequence of such
purchase and destruction.
Proportionate reduction of Sinking Fund.
XV. From and after the date ofany and every such
■repurchase of Debentures as last aforesaid, the a-
■mount then payable to the Sinking Fund shall be,
•from time to time, reduced, in exact proportion to the
amount of Debentures, for the time being remaining
unredeemed, and any moneys remaining in the said
Sinking Fund, after the loan hereby sanctioned is
fully paid and satisfied, shall be forthwith paid over
to the Treasurer, and accounted for as General Re-
Trust Moneys.
XVI. It shall be lawful for any Trustees, Executors,
Administrators, or Guardians, having the disposition
of any trust moneys, to purchase any such Debentures,
by and out of trust moneys; and every such purchase
shall be deemed a due investment of such trust moneys.
No-recognition of Trusts.
XVII. It shall not be necessary for the said Colonial
Treasurer, Agents General, or any other person,
acting for or ia behalf of the Government of the said
Colony, to notice, or regard, or enquire into any trust
to which any Debentures shall be liable, or the rights
or authority of any one being the actual holder or
bearer ofany such Debentures, as aforesaid; but payment to the actual holder or bearer thereofj. ©r hiss
lawful Agent, shall be deemed in all cases due payment, unless otherwise specially agreed in writing, by
and under the hand of the Treasurer, Agents General,
or other person acting as aforesaid, for the time being,
entrusted with the sale of such Debenture's.,
Forgery, Felony.
XVIII. Any person who shall forge or alter, ©r
.shall utter, or despose of, or put off, knowing the
same to be forged or altered, any- S>efeenture made out
and issued under this Act, shall be guilty of Felony,
-and being thereof convicted, shall be imprisoned for
amy period not exceeding three years, with or without
liard laborer, at the discretion of the Judge before whom
-any such person shall be tried and convicted.
Short Title.
. .   XIX. This Act-may be cited as "The British Colombia Loan Act, 1863."
Issued under the- PabHc Seal of the said
Colony, at Victoria,,Vancouver Island, this
14th day of May,, in the year of our Lord
' asand eight Hundred and slxty-
tnree, and in the twenty-sixth year of Her
Majesty's relgn<by me,.
m
JAMES DOUGLAS,
y His Excellency's Command,,
William A. OS. Young,
ColoniaS Secretary..
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.
SCHEDULE..
FORM A...
BRITISH COLUMBIA GOVERNMENT DEBENTURE..
No. £       B.-       d.
BRITISH COMUMBIA LOAN ACT, 1863, £50,000.
For [One hundred Pounds]- advanced to the Government of British! Columbia, the holder of this Debenture
is entitled to- receive interest
centum per
at {the Office of Be
Cole   '     '   '      '
» the ct
each yfiar.
Th© saic
with the ii
payable
London, <
be] o
i, half-yearly payments, payable
tafesty's Agents General for Crown
r at the Treasury, New Westminster,
f the 1st Jannary and 1st Jaly in'
[ sum of [Cue Hundred] Posnds sterling,
iterest thereon, is charged upon and made
t of the General Revenue of the Colony of
British Columbia, u;nder: tie terms of the "British
Columbia, Loan Ac£, 1863," and the principal will be
repaid _in London, at "the aforesaid office, or at the
Treasury^ New Westminster, as the ease may be] at the
expiration of Twenty (20) years from the 1st day of
July, 1863.
Signed on behalf of the Government of British
Columbia, and in accordance with the provisions of
the Act above cited.
Registered, \  1 Agents General foi
'"      nCoioi
Registered,- ——  \A
FORM B.
BRITISH COLUMBIA.
' No,    , Half-year's interest due [1st January, 1-864,]
' On Debenture No,               payable at the [at the Offices
of the Agents General for Croxon Colonies, London,   or
the Treasury, New Westminster, as the case may be_
£—i   r" Agents General,
N. B.—The holder or bearer of this Debenture may
alter the place of payment of principal and interest to the
Treasury in New Westminster, or the Offices of the Agents
General for Crown Colonies in London, by giving six
months previous notice in writing, terminating on the 1st
day of January, or 1st day of July, at the previous place
of payment (the Treasury in New Westminster, or the
Offices of the Agents General, aforesaid, for Crown
Colonies in London, as the case may be,) of his wish to
make such alteration, and causing the officer acting as
Treasurer in New Westminster, or the said Agents General
for Crown Colonies in London, as the case may be, to
indorse on this Debenture a memorandum of such alteration.
BRITISH COLUMBIA.
PROCLAMATION.
No. 6. 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.
WHEREAS, under and by virtue of an Act of
Parliament, made and passed in the session
of Parliment held in- tne 21st and 22nd years of
the Reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, entitled "An
Act to provide for the Government of British Columbia," and by a Commission under the Great Seal of
the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, I,
JAMES DOUGLAS, have been appointed Governor of
the said Colony, and have been authorized by Proclamation under the Public Seal of the said Colony, to
e laws, institutions, and ordinances, for the peace,
order, and good Government of the- same ;
And whereas doubts have arisen, whether the Proc-,
lamation made and passed on the 19th day of November
A. D. 1858, imports into the said Colony, the Laws in
force in England for the proper observance of the
Lord'saday;
And whereas for the better observance of the same
it is expedient that all such doubts shouldbe removed';
Now, therefore, I do hereby deefofe, proclaim-, awd
enact as follows:
Declares English Sunday Lanes in force here,
I. The Law Statutory and? otherwise, and" the penalties for fcSe enforcement thereof, asat present existing
and in force in England for the proper observance of
the Lord's day commonly called Sunday,  -
referred
the Schedule hereto, shall be deemed and taken
to have been included in the Proclamation made and
passed on the 19th November A. D. 1858, and to be
offullfo-ceand effect in the said Colony, with and
under the same penalties, mutatis mutandis in all respcets
as if the said laws'had been specially mentioned and
enacted in the said Proclamation of the 19th day of
November A. D. 1858.
Schedule.
II. The Schedule hereto shall be deemed part of
this Act.
.   Short Title.
III. This Act may be^ited as the "Sunday observance Act, 1863,"
Issued under the Publie Seal of the said Colony,, at
Victoria, Vancouver- Island, this Eighteenth day of
May, in the year of Our- Lord one thousand eigh.t-
hundred and sixty-three, and in th>e twenty-sixth yea*
of Her Majesty's reign; by me,
JAMES DOUGLAS.
By His Excellency's Command,.
William A. G. Ycmjhg,,
Colonial Secretary.
GOD SAVE THE, QUEEN.
I Oar. I, c. 1, so far as the same- is, applicable 1
the said Colony.
3 Car. I, c.l, Do.
29 Car, II. c. 7, Do.
So much of 1 and 2 William- IV.c.32, | 3^ as.forbids-
the killing, or hunting fo.r,gam>e oa aSunday or Christmas day, under a penalty of Five pounds, and thecoets
of conviction.
II and 12, Vict. c. 49,so- far as tbAsameis^applieaWe
to the said! Colony.
13 Yi6-0„ e, 23, repealing 2-T Hen. VI. c. 5,,.     Dou.
BRITISH COLUMBIA...
PROCLAMATION1.
No. 7. A.D. 1863.
By His Excellency JAMES DOUGLAS, Compai....
of the Most Honourable Order of the Rath, Governor-
and Commander-in-Chief of British Columbia andi
its Dependencies, Vice-Admiral j of the- same,  &c.
WHEREAS, W)4er and by virtue of an, Act of Parliament, made and passed in the session, of
Parliament, held in-the 21st and 22nd years of the
Reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, entitlfcdi "An Act
to provide for the Government of British Columbia,"
and by a Oammissien under the Great Seal of the
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, il.
JAMES DOUGLAS, have been appointed Governor
of the said Colony, and have been authorized by Proclamation under the Public Seal of the said Colony,
to make laws, institutions, and ordinances, for the
Peace, order and good government of the same;
And whereas it is desirable for the protection of
Miners, and others searching for the precious metals,
to retain in possession of the Crown power to prevent
such Miners or other persons from being obstructed or
hindered by the Claims, and exactions of persons
holding land under the provisions of the Pre-emption
Consolidation Act passed on the 27th day of August,
1861 ;
Now, therefore, I do hereby declare, proclaim,
and enact as follow:
Power of the Governor to Create Mining Districts.-
I. It shall be lawful for the Governor for the time-
being of British Columbia, from time to time,- and at
anytime hereafter by any writing under his hand,-
published in the Government Gazette, to erect any
portion of the Colony into a Mining District, and to
give to such District a distinguishing namej and to
define the limits and boundaries thereof, and also
again to abolish or reconstruct any such District, and
from time to time to alter and vary such limits and
boundaries.
Repeals Clauses IT,  25,   # 26, of Pre-emption
Consolidation Act,  1861 ;' Resumption of any
part of a Pre-emption claim in Mining
. Districts for public purposes:
II. On and after' the publication of the erection of
any District into a Mining District as aforesaid, the
provisions of sections seventeen, twenty-five, and twenty
six, of the said Preemption Consolidation Act, 1861,
Shall as to such District, and any part or parts thereof
cease to be in force, and all persons entering thereafter
into possession of land under the authority and provisions of the said Pre-emption Consolidation Act
1861, within such Mining District, shall do so subject to the resumption of the wholeor any part of such
lands for making Roads, Bridges, Ferries, Towns,
Villages, or any other public purposes whatsoever
without any compensation being made for the land
so taken or resumed.
Mining Districts open for Mining under the Gold: Laws.
IIP.- Provided nevertheless that -Mining Districts
erected as aforesaid in any part'of tihe' Colony whatsoever, shall be free and ape* fo-sifX persons engaged
in Mining or searching for the-precious Metals, under
and according to the provisions.of the Gold Fields'
Ac#,"passed' on the 31st August, 1859, and the Rules
and Regulations for the working of Gold Mines, passed
respectively on the Tth September, 1859, and the '6th
of January, 1860, and of the Ditches Rules, and Regulations under the Gold Fields''Act, passed on the
29th of September, 1862, the Rules and Regulations
under the Gold Fields' Act passed on the 24th February, 1863, and the Proclamation relating to Gold
Mines, passed on the 25th March, 1863.
Saving of existing pre-emption rights.
IV. Provided also that all rights lawfully acquired,,
and held under the Pre-emption Consolidation Act,
1861, prior to, the passing of this Act, in. any Mining-
District ereeted as aforesaid, shall continue and'remain- of full force and effect.
Short Title..
V. This Act may be citedl as- the "-The Mining
District Act, 1863."
Issued under, the Piiblic Seal of the said Colony,,
at Victoria, Vancouver Island, the 2Tth day of"
May, in. the year-of Our Lord  one thousand
eight  hundred, and   sixty-three,   and  in  the
twenty-sixthyearofHer Majesty's reign, by me,.
JAMES DOUGLAS.
By His Excellency's ©ommaiwlv
William A. Gi Young^
Colonial Secretary.
GOD SAVE;. THE" QUEEN..
BRITISH COLUMBIA.
PROCLAMATION.
No. 8. A. D, 1863.
By His Exeellency JAMES DOUGLAS, Companion of the Moist Honourable Order of the
Bath, Gowernor and Commander-in-Chief of
British Columbia and its Dependencies^ Vice-
Admiral of the same,. &e.
WHEREAS, rander and by wtae ©f an Act of.'
Parliament, naade and passed in the sessions
of Parliament held in the 21st and 22nd years of
the Reign &£ Her Majesty Queen Victoria, entitled
"■AaActt© provide for the Government of .British*.
j Columbia," and by a Commission under the Great;
: S«al of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and^
ibskad, I, JAMES DOUGLAS, l»va been ap~
;pointed Governor of the said Colony, audi have-
been authorized by ProclamatioBiWdar the Public-
Seal of the said Colony, to maite-laws,- institutions^,
and ordinances, for the peace,-, order,, and good:
government of the same-^
And whereas it is expedient to regulate by. statute,,
the admission of aE persons.who shall be- allowed-
or entitled to practise in the superior Courts of the said-
Colony, whether Barristers at Law, Attornies-,. or other-
Dischitrggs orders, of Court as to admission.
■I. The sections numbered respectively V, VI, VII,
yiII,.IX,.and XIII, and so much of section I as   relates.: tp;,tfce admission^; of. Barristers,   Attornies, or.
Q July 25th, 1863.]
^HE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.
O
€>
-co
Solicitors in this Colony, of the Order of the Court
of British Columbia, made and signed by Matthew
Baillie Begbie, Esq., Her Majesty's Judge of the said
Court, in pursuance of a Proclamation made and
passed on the 24th day of December 1858, are hereby
discharged and repealed, Provided nevertheless, that
"such repeal shall not be construed in any way, to
-affect the positions, or right to practise of any person,
who at the date of this Act, shall have been duly
.qualified, admitted, and actually enrolled, and entitled
to practise in the Superior Law Courts of the Colony,
;as a Barrister at law, Attorney, or Solicitor, and shall
-have continued to be so qualified, and enrolled at the
tima   of so   practising;   but   every such admission,
"and enrollment, shall have as full force and validity
;asif this Act had not been passed.
Who may be Barristers.
•II. /From asnd after the  passing of this Act, every
iperson and no other, (except as hereinbefore excepted)
may be admitted-,.enrolled, and allowed to practise as
»a 3arrister at Law, in the Superior Courts of Law
in the Colony who shall'be possessed of the qualifications following, viz :—
Being a subject of the British Grown of full age,
good conduct, and repute.
(1) "Who shall have been duly called and admitted
to practise, as a Barrister, at Law, or Advocate in any
-•of Her Majesty's-Superior Courts, (not having merely
Jdocal jurisdiction,) in England or Ireland; or
(2) who shall have been duly called andadmitted to
"practise, as a Barrister at Law, (not having merely local
jurisdiction,) in any of Her Majesty's Colonies, wherein the Common Law of England is the Common Law
<«f theland, and whoi-f applying, after the establishment
of examinations, foradmission,but not before,shall have
passed such examination in the laws and practice
of the Colony, as shall hereafter legally established ;
(3) who shall have been so duly called, and admitted to practise as an Advocate in the Court o S jssion
in Scotland ; or
(4 ) who shall have been duly called, and admitted to
i*he degree of Doctor of Civil Law, at any University
-In England, Scotland, or Ireland ; or,
(5) who shall have been instructed within the Colony, in the knowledge and practice of Law, and d i y
qualified to be called to the Bar, under and subject to
regulations, as may hereafter be from time to time
legally establshed in that behalf.
Who may be Attornies.
III. From and after the passing of this Act, every
«uch person and no other, (except as hereinbefore
•excepted), may be admitted, enrolled, and authorized,
and allowed to practise in the superior Courts of
Law of the Colony, as an Attorney, or Solicitor, as
shall be possessed of the qualification following, viz :
Being a subject of the British Crown, of full age,
good conduct, and repute.
{1) Who shall havebeen actually and-d«ly enrolled,
and  entitled  to  practise   as    a Solicitor,  Attorney,
Proctor, or Writer to the Signet, in amy of 3er Majesty's
Superior Courts of Law,   (not having merely local
.  jurisdiction) in England, Scotland or Ireland; or     >■
(t) who shall have been-actually, andjduly enro7je(j
,and entitled to practise as a Solicitor, or Attor^g* in
.any of Her Majesty's Superior Courts, as afo-esa;d ;r
.any of Her Majesty's Colonies, wherein th & Com-r ^
..Law of England is 'the law of the land, p n_ w_0 ■ J0U
.plying after the establishment of eximina'/ /'
-admission but not before, shall ha\-e passed /■ s
examination,-as shall hereafter be in tha'7?n/,!u;
gaily established; or - ffi\ behalf i
(3) who may have been instruct^ w!tll. ., r,
lony, in the knowledge and practi »9flK2 1 ?\
.qualified to oe enrolled in the IW$£ -°f ^w' and/^
Colony, -as Attorney, or Solk>^Upen°r CouFt ofu.the
to ml regulations as ma° ,?^r, under and subject
*er 4 ** behalf be j|| ^g™ J *-«• gj$
"rty? admission. Oath of Allegiance.
^t'oJqualificZP }'k%nl\ M$:n-i aPP}^ion. State-
nf„nnJ.„ M- Statutory declaration. Testimonial
oj gooa c;.jndmU    CaU  Certificate required.
b fa W%,l lded tnat'n0 applicant for admission
De ciP m ie of being admitted-, enrolled, or allowed to
Pra?"-^e, whether Barrister at Law, Attorney, or
>;>OI\citor, untilheshall have firsttaken and subscribed
th.e Oath of Allegiance, before the Registrar, or Deputy
.Registrar, of the Supreme Court of Civil Justice of
. British Columbia, at New Westminster, and shall have
advertised in the Government Gazete at least two Calendar months previous, notice of his intention Jto apply
'in the next ensuing term thereafter of the Court to
which such application is intended to be made ; and
feave delivered in writing to the said Registrar
Deputy Registrar, his application for such admiss
giving therein at full length his name and add:
and a statement of his qualification, and shall have
also made and subscribed thestatutory declaration hereinafter mentioned, and have deposited with suchRegis-
trar, or Deputy Registrar, a Certificate under the hand
of at least two duly enrolled and practising "Member;
of the legal profession of the said Colony, immediately
before the application for admission, that they believe
the applicant is a person of good moral conduct, anc"
shall also have deposited with such Registrar, or Deputy Registrar, for at least one Calendar month aftei
making such written application the Certificate follow
ing; that is to say :
• If the applicant be a Barrister at Law of England oi
Ireland, or Advocate in Scotland, as aforesaid, a Cer.
' tificate under the seal of any of the Societies or Tnm
of Court in England, Scotland, or Ireland duly authorized in that behalf.
From a Colonial Barrister.
If a Colonial Barrister as aforesaid;  :
A Certificate under the seal of any of the Societies pi
Inns of Court of such Colony duly authorized in that
behalf, or where none such exists, then of the Superior
Court or Courts, not having merely, local jurisdiction of
nch Colony.
From D. C. L.
If a Doctor of Civil Law as aforesaid.
A Certificate of the University as aforesaid, where such
applicant has taken such degree.
From an Attorney, (Home or Colonial.')
If an Attorney, Solicitor, or Proctor, as aforesaid.
A Certificate of the Superior Court or Courts asaforesaid,
England. Scotland,  or Ireland, or any   such of Her
Majesty's Colonies as aforesaid.
Under the hand of the proper Officer of such Society,
Inn of Court, Court or Courts or University, as the case
may be, to the effect that the applicant was at the date
thereof on the books of the said Society, Inns of Court,
Universtiy, or on the roll of such Barristers, Atlornies,
licitors, Proctors or Writers to the Signet, of such Court
d that i
nhad
made to such Society, Inns ot Court, Court or Courts
his admission therein, or enrollment, against such
person for misconduct in such his capacity as Barr'ster'at
Law, Aelvocate, Attorney, Solicitor, Proctor, or Writer to
Statutory Declaration.
Provided that no such applicants shall be capable ofany
such admission and enrollment as aforesaid, until he shall
have made, and subscribed, and filed with the said Registrar,
or Deputy Registrar, a declaration under, and subject to,
the provisions and penalties of the Act passed in the fifth,
and sixth years if the Reign of His late Majesty Kir'.g
William the Fourth, Chapter sixty two, to the effect -and
-'- the form marked A. in the Schedule hereto.
Admission after verification.
VI. All documents required under this Act shaF.be submitted for the approval of the Judge of the said Supreme
Court as to their due compliance with the requirements
hereof; and upon such approval, die name of such applicant
as aforesaid, shall be entered by such Registrar, or Deputy
Registrar, on the proper Roll, upon the payment of the
proper lees.
Fees.
VII. The fees to be taken by the said Registrar, or Deputy
gistrar. upon the transaction or entry of the several mat-
rs, and things to be done by him'under this Act, shall
be such as shall be from time to time made, varied, or presented by any order of the said Supreme Court.
Saving of Judicial Authority.
VIII. Nothing herein contained shall be
preventtheJudgeofthesaidSupreme Courtfi
the powers and authority usually exercisp-3^.   ,
- idges of the Superior Courts over _?<%& .m England by
in respect of other the persons prv^:.   m"s'or ™? Ro"'
„     „■ „ , 'JXimhsms m such Courts.
• Penalties on fa^-yf \
!X Any person  know/Y       \ • \ i
anv material v'- tr X;glT making a false statement
Ac^f the flit'iand><rler *is,^ ?r*e ab°ve <__*■
"estv K >i> •%,-,;; /Sixth years of the Reign of His late Ma-
.0 l'iab1 Wn tV/^m tho Foul'th' Chapter sixty two, shall
rKl,/ "e /-ie penalties by such last cited Act prescribed,
y-':- e?ery^persiin otherwise"iirany way acting, orpracti-
T'^i IP/contr!lven'ion ofany of the provisions of this Act,
sllal .also be deemed guilty of a Contempt of Court and
P'/ihishable accordingly.
Schedule part 'of Act.
X The Schedule hereto shall be deemed a part of this
t.
Short Title.
•JMtrued
Issued under the Public Seal of the said Colony,
at V.cloria, Vancouver Island, this 18th day
of June,   A. D.,   1863,   and  in the   Twenty.
sixth year of Her Majesty's Reign, by me,
JAMES DOUGLAS,
By His Excellency's command,
Wilwam A. G. Young,
Colonial Seoretary.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.
SCHEDULE
TO  WHICH   THB   FOREGOING  ACT 'REFERS..
FORM A,
Superior C
itLawforad^   .
flirts (nut having merely local Jurisdiction) o
;iana,  Lireianu, Scotland or ller Majesty's Colony of as
oase may be,] and that 1 was called to the Bar by The Hon,
___ Society of [or duly called to the Bar, and admittet
enrolled, as a Barrister in theCourt inthesaid Colony.]
Variation for an Attorney or Solicitor,   That I am an Attornej
Her Majesty's Court at Westminster, [or Solicitor,
:tor, or Writer to the Signet, as the .case may be,] and that I
duly admitted and ■'■■''-' '      	
___ .nster/tif'in~<"
ty's Colonies vary the wording accordingly] on the
said Con
,t Westi
And that I am the person nanieil in the Certificate now prodnoed,
nd that I am a British subject by birth, [or naturalisation, if na,
malted state the date,] and that I have" never since changed 01
eclared the intention of changing my Allegiance. And that I am
puly qualified to act in the capacity of according- to thetenpr
■f my qualification, and that I have never been disqualified, nor
one any act whereby or by reason whereof, I may be or become
isqualified, and that no application, or proceeding, has ever '
aken or commenced against me, in any part of Her Majesty'
unions, with the object of.disqualifying me, or by reason whereof
might have.become disqualified from acting as a Barrister, '
■ocate, Attorney, Solicitor, Prootor or as the case may be.]
And I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believin
riade and passed i'n the fifth and sixth years (if the Reign of His late
lajesty King William the Fourth, Chapter 62, intituled ' 'A
Made and subscribed at this      day of A.E
Before me,
F01UI OF DECLARATION BY A DOCTOR OF CIVIL LAW.
,s duly admitted to that-Degree at on the day of
id that I am the person named iii the Certificate now pro*
d that I am a British subject by birth [or natural;    ' "
ized state the date,] and that I have never si
;lared the Intention of changing my allegiance.   .
emn declaration, &c. [Concludingas above.]
ifnati
BRITISH COLUMBIA.
PROCLAMATION.
No. 9. A. D. 1861.
By His Excellency JAMES DOUGLAS, Cor a_
panion of the Most Honourable Order of tne
Bath, Governor and Commander-in-Cjjef 0f
British Columbia and its Dependencies, Vice-
Ad«wal of the same, &c, &c.
WfflEREAS, under and by virtue <of an Act of Parliament made and passed in fne session of Pr (
liantent held in the 21st and 22nd years of the VV_CSZ
of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, entitled "^\, Xctto,
provide for the Government of British r ^ ^ „,
and by a Commission under the Great Sfvgj of t^ u^i-_
ted Kingdom of Great Britain and Ir ",„"!,,  T  TiM1?jT
DonoAata«br.rented ^Si'iiJSS
Cobony, and have been author^ b    Ppooiamation:
under the Public Seal oftne said Colony, to make,
la-svs, institutions, and or ainances for the peace ord
and good government^ of the same;
And whereas if is expedient to amend and consolidate the laws affecting the settlement of unsurveyed
Crown Lands in British Columbia ;
Now, therefore, I do hereby declare, proclaim, and
enact as follows:
Repeal of former Proclamations,
I. The Proclamation issued by me, under the Pub-,
lie Seal of the said Colony, dated the 4th day of Jan-,
uary, 1860, and the Pre-emption Amendment Act 1861,
end the Pre-emption Purchase Act, 1864, are hereby
repealed."1 ffijjg&jii
Purchasers since the 20th June to, het<t on the ordinary
t^rms of Pre eruption,.
I^» All purchasers of unsurveyed land in British
CoiUmbia . wn0 suajj j^g made their purchases sub-
^equer^jy to the 3.0tb day ol' June, 1861, and previous^.
JyJSJthe 2Tth day of August, 1861, shall hold the land
'purchased under- precisely the same terms and conditions of occupation and improvement as are mentioned
in the said Proclamation of the 4th day of January,
1860, with regard to lands pre-empted without pur-.
British subjects, and aliens who shall take the oath of ah
legiance, may acquire the right to hold land, and to purchase the same when surveyed, on certain conditions.
III. That from and after the date hereof, British
subjects and aliens who shall take the Oath of Allegiance to Her Majesty and Her Successors, meiy acquire
the right to hold and purchase in.fee simple, unoccupied and unsurveyed and unreserved Crown Lands in
British Columbia-, not being the site of an existent or
proposed Town, or auriferous land available for mining-purposes, or an Indian Reserve or Settlement,
under the following conditionb :
The settler shall enter into possession and record his claim
to any quantity not exceeding 1*60 acres,
IV. The person desiring to acquire any particular
plot of land of the character aforesaid shall enter into
posession thereof,, and shall record his claim tQ any
quantity not exceeding 160 acres thereof, with the
Magistrate residing nearest thereto ; paying to the
said Magistrate the sum of eight shillings fof r-ecord*
ing such claim.
A holder of land may acquire additional land contiguous
to the 16Q acres, by paying an instalment of the purchase
mmey,
V. Any person in posession of 160 aor-es of land as
aforesaid, may acquire the right to hold and purchase
any further tract of unsurveyed and unoccupied land
aforesaid, over and above the quantity of 160 acres
aforesaid, and contiguous thereto, upon-payment to
the nearest Magistrate of the sum of 2s. Id. per acre
for the same, as and by way of instalment5of the pur~
chase money to be ultimately paid to the Government
upon the survey of the same land.
Proposing purchaser shall hold and reeord,
VI. Any person so paying snoh deposit shall enter
into posession and record bis claim to such last mentioned traot of land, in manner hereinbefore prescribed.
Description of the land, how to be stated,
VII. The claimant shall in all cases give the best
possible description of the land to the Magistrate with
whom his claim is recorded, together with a rough
plan thereof, and identify the plot in question by placing at the corners of the land four posts, and by sta-.
ting in his description any other land marks of a noticeable character.
Rectangular shape, or as nearly as possible proportion of
the lines,
VIII. Every ptece of land sought to be acquired
under the provisions of this Proclamation, shall, save
as hereinafter mentioned, be of a rectangular shape,
and the shortest line thereof shall be. at least two-
thirds the length of the longest line,
Natural boundaries may be adopted in certain cases.
IX. "Where the land sought to be acquired is in
whole or in part bounded by mountains, rocks, lakes,
swamps, or the margin of a river, or by other natural
boundaries, then suoh natural boundaries may be
adopted as the boundaries of the land sought to be
aoquired, and in such case it shall be sufficient for the
claimant to show to the satisfaction of the Magistrate
that the said form conforms as nearly as circumstances
permit to the provisions of this Proclamation.
Lines of adjacent claims may be adopted.
X. If the land sought to be acquired be bounded by
a claim, the line of such claim may be adopted byth*
m THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.
[Jolt 25th, 1863.
person so seeking to acquire, notwithstanding any
irregularity in such line which may have been occasioned by the adoption of a natural boundary by the
claimant of the adjacent claim.
Enclosed spaces may be adopted, notwithstanding any
irregularity of shape.
XL Where a piece of land is partially or entirely
enclosed between two or more claims, the claimant
may acquire such enclosed piece notwithstanding any
irregularity of form, or disproportion in length, of
any of the sides.
Boundaries to run as nearly as possible according to the
points of the compass.
XII. The boundaries shall run as nearly as possible
by the cardinal points of the compass.
Purchase on survey.
XIII. When the Government Survey shall extend to
"the land claimed, the claimant who has recorded his
claim as aforesaid, or his heirs or devisies, or in the
case ofthe grant of a certificate of improvement hereinafter mentioned, the assigns of such claimant shall,
jf ne or thejc shall have been in continuous occupation ofthe sameland from the date of the record aforesaid, be entitled'to purchase the land so acquired, or
in respect of whicn%uxh deposit shall have been paid
as aforesaid, at such rate as may for the time being
be fixed by the Government of British Columbia, not
exceeding the sum of 4s. 2d. per acre.
Certificate of improvement to be issued when improvements
have been made to the extent of 10s. per acre.
XIV. When the claimant, his heirs or devisies, shall
prove to the nearest Magistrate by the evidence of
himself and of third parties, that he or they has or
have continued in permanent occupation of the claim
from the date of record, and has or have made permanent improvements thereon to the value of 10s. per
acre, the said Magistrate shall grant to the said claimant, his heirs or devisies, a certificate of improvement
iu the Form marked A, in the Schedule hereto.
When Certificate of improvement has been issued the
holder may sell or deal with the land.
XV. Upon the grant of the certificate of improvement aforesaid, the person to whom the Same is issued
may, subject to any unpaid instalments, sajl, n
gage, or lease the land in respect of which such-c
ficate has been issued ; but no interest in any plcfl,of
land acquired in either ofthe methods aforesaid, shall,
before payment of the purchase money, be capable of
passing to a purchaser, unless the vendor shall have
obtained such certificate of improvement as aforesaid.
Conveyance on payment of the purchase money.
XVI. Upon payment ofthe purchase money a conveyance of the land purchased shall be executed in
favour of the purchaser, reserving the precious minerals with a right to enter and work the same in favour
ofthe Crown, its Assignees and Licensees.
Compensation to owner whose land may be taken or
injured in certain cases.
XVII. In the event ofthe Crown, its Assignees or
Licensees, availing itself or themselves of the privileges (other than the taking of land required for roads)
mentioned in.clauses 25 and 26> a reasonable com_
sation for the land taken, wasted, or damaged shall
be paid to the person whose land shall be taken, v
ed or damaged as aforesaid, and in case of dispute the
same shall be settled by a jury of six men, to be sum
nioned by the nearest Magistrate.
Priority of title.
XVIII. Priority of title shall be obtained by thj
person who, being in possession, shall first record his
claim in manner aforesaid.
Cancellation of claim on permanent cessation of
occupation.
XIX. Whenever any person shall permanently cease
to occupy land acquired in either of the methods aforesaid, the Magistrate resident nearest to the land in
question may, in a summary way, on being satisfied
of such permanent cessation, cancel the claim ofthe
person so permanently ceasing to occupy the sam
and record the claim thereto of any other person sati
fying the requisitions aforesaid.
Deposits and improvements forfeited on cancellation.
XX. All deposits paid in respect of such forfeited
claims, and all improvements, buildings and erections
thereon shall, (subject to the appeal hereinafter mentioned,) on such cancellation, be absolutely forfeited;
and such claims, improvements, building and erections shall, subject to the appeal hereinafter mentioned, be open to settlement by any other person.
Appeal.
XXI. The decision ofthe Magistrate may be appealed by either party to the decision of the Judge of the
Supreme, Court of Civil Justice of British Columbia.
Security on Appeal.
XXII. Any.person desirous o-f appealing in mannei
aforesaid, may be required before such appeal beheard,
to find such security as may be hereafter pointed out
by the Rules or Orders hereinafter directed to be pub-
. lished.
Procedure.
XXIII. The procedure before the Magistrate and
Judge respectively, shall be according to such Rules
and Orders as shall be published by such Judge with
the approbation of the Governor for the time being of
British Columbia.
Ejectment or trespass by holder.
XXIV. Whenever a person in occupation at the time
of recp-rd aforesaid, shall have recorded as aforesaid,
and he, his heirs, or (in the case of a certificate of improvement) his assigns, shall have continued in permanent occupation ofthe same land since the date of
such record, he or they may, save as hereinbefore
mentioned,, bring ejectment, or trespass, against any
Intruder upon the same lanJ,-to the same "extent as if
Saving of right to search and get gold infav
■ offrei
XXV. Nothing herein contained shall be construed
giving a right to any claimant to exclude free miners
from searching for any of the precious minerals or
orking the same, upon the conditions aforesaid.
ower to Government to re-take land for public purposes.
XXVI. The Government shall notwithstanding any
claim, record, or conveyance aforesaid, be entitled to
enter and take such portion of the land acquired in
either ofthe methods aforesaid, as maybe required
for roads, or other public purposes.
Water for mining purposes may be taken.
XXVII. Water privileges and the right of carrying
water for mining purposes) may, notwithstanding any
claim recorded, be claimed and taken upon, under or
over the saidland so pre-empted or purchased as aforesaid, by free miners requiring the same, and obtaining a grant, or license from the Gold Commissioner,
and paying a compensation for waste or damage to
the person whose land may be wasted or damaged by
such water privilege or carriage of water, to be ascertained in case of dispute in manner aforesaid.
If new claim taken up the old one is lost.
XXVIII. If any person, being already registered as a
claimant, register a claim to any other land not being contiguous thereto, the land so previously claimed shall, ipso
facto be forfeited, and shall, with all improvements made
thereon, be open to settlement by any other person.
Arbitrament of Magistrate.
XXIX.' In case any dispute shall, arise between persons
with regard to any land so acquired as aforesaid, any one
of the parties in difference may, before ejectment or action
of trespass brought, refer tho question in difference to the
nearest Magistrate, who is hereby authorized to proceed in
a summary way to restore the possession of any land in'
dispute to the person whom he shall deem entitled to the
same, and to abate all intrusions, and award and levy such
costs and damages as he may think fit.
Short Title.
XXX. This Proclamation may be cited as the "Preemption Consolidation Act, 1861."
Issued under the Public Seal of the said Colony, at
Victoria, Vancouver Island, this 27th day of August,
in the year of Our Lord OneThonsand Light Hundred
and Sixty One; and in the Twenty-fifth Year of Her
Majesty's Reign, by me,
JAMES DOUGLAS.
By His Exc<sUency's Command,
WilliamAvG. Yohns.
GOD iS^VE THE QUEEN.
SCHEDULES A,
I hereby certify that ^sijas satisfie
evidence of (naming the witnesses, a?^d .dotal
other evidence upon which the Magistrate h.
to his judgment) that of h
improvements to the extent of 10s. an acre oh
acres of land, situated at
Signed,
 this day of
BRITISH COLUMBIA.
PROCLAMATION.
By His Excellency JAMES DOUGLAS, Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the
Bath, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of
British Columbia.
WHEREAS, under and by virtue of an Act
' of Parliament made and passed in the ses-
sion„of Parliament held in the 21st and 22nd years
ofthe reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, in-
titled " An Act to provide for the Government of
British Columbia," and by a Commission under
the great Seal of the United Kingdom of Great
Britain and Ireland, I, JAMES DOUGLAS, have
been appointed Governor of the said Colony, and
have been authorized by Proclamation under the
Public Seal ofthe said Colony to make laws, institutions, and ordinances for the peace, order and
good Government of the same;
And whereas, it is expedient to afford to aliens
desirous of becoming naturalized British subjects,
facilities for so doing, and also to afford greater
security and facility in the possession and transferring of land, and for quieting of titles transmitted in part or in whole through aliens; .
Now therefore, I do hereby declare, proclaim,
and enact as' follows :
1. Every alien now residing, or who may hereafter
come to reside in the said Colony with intent to se "
therein, and who shall have actually resided theri
or in the adjacent Colony of Vancouver Island;
partly in the one Colony and partly in the other, .
a continuous period of three years, without having
been, during any portion of that time, a stated resident in any foreign country out of Her Majesty's dominions, shall be entitled to procure himself to. be
naturalized in manner hereinafter describe'd-..
2. Every alien desirous of becoming so naturalized,
shall procure a declaration of residence and character, to be made and subscribed by some British subject in the form marked A,'in the schedule hereto.
Such alien shall, in the next place, make and; subscribe
a declaration of residence in the form marked B, in
the said schedule hereto, and shall also take the oath
of allegiance to Her Majesty and Her Successors, ifl
the form marked C, in the said schedule.
3. Every such declaration and oath may be take%
made and subscribed before any Justice ofthe Peace t
acting in any part ofthe Colony of British Columbia,-
or before any person appointed by Her Majesty to be
a Judge in British Columbia. Every such declaration
and oath shall be forthwith delivered! to such alien,-
with the certificate at the foot thereof, signed by such
Justice ofthe Peace, or by the Registrar ofthe saio5
Judge, stating.the compliance on the part ofthe said!
alien with the regulations hereinbefore contained.
4. It shall be lawful for the said alien to present all
the said documents, properly subscribed and filled up
as aforesaid, in. open Court, on the first day of any
Assizes or general sittings of the Court of British
Columbia, in any place in the said Colony. And all
such documents shall be-then read aloud in open
Court, and it shall be lawful for the said Court, on
the last day of the said Assizes or general sittings, to
order all the said documents and proceedings to be-
entered as of record, in the said Court. And thereupon such alien shall be admitted-and deemed, while
within the said Colony of British Columbia, to be-
thenceforth a British subject to all intents and purposes whatever, and to hold, enjoy and transmit all
property, rights and capacities,, in the same manner
as if born within Her Majesty's dominions.
5. Any woman (not a British subject previously to-
her marriage), married to a British subject, whether
by birth or naturalization, shall be deemed to be a
British subject, naturalized as from the date of her
marriage,, or of her husband's naturalization, whichever event shall last happen.
6. The declarations hereinbefore referred to (the
forms whereof are set forth in the schedule hereunto)
shall be deemed to be made in accordance with the.
Act 5 and 6, Wm. IV, c. 62, for the abolition of unnecessary oaths ; and any wilful false statement made
therein shall be deemed perjury, and shall expose-
every person making such false statement, or procuring the same to be made, to all the penalties of perjury. And, in addition to all such penalties, it shall,
be lawful for the said Court, on motion by the prosecutor, oh any trial for perjury or subornation of perjury in respect ofany such declaration, to declare null
and void the naturalization based upon such fals'a
declaration; and thereupon all such steps shall bo
taken as shall be thought fitting by the said Court.
Provided nevertheless, that nothing shall affect the
rights of any other person, derived under the person
whose naturalization is so annulled, unless such other
person shall have been cognizant of the perjury at the
time of acquiring the right.
7. There shall ,be paid to the- Justice ofthe Peace .
before whom such declarations and oath as aforesaid
shall be taken and subscribed, the sum of four shillings and no more for each such declaration and for
such oath respectively; and by the Registrar ofthe
said Court for reading and recording the.said certificate and documents, the sum of six shillings and no
mc\re; and for every copy of such documents the same
amount as for an office copy of any judgment ofthe
said Court. And all such fees shall be applied as any
other fee.?, payable to Justices and Registrars are applicable by law or custom.
8. Every alrsn shall have the same capacity to take,
hold, enjoy, recoVer, convey and transmit title to lands
and real estate of every description, in this Colony,
as if he were, at the time ofthe passing of this Act,
a natural born British subject; and no person shall
be disturbed in the possession or precluded from the
recovery of any lands or real estate in this Colony by
reason only that some person from or through whom
he may derive his title was an al"sn.
9. This Act may be referred to in ail legal proceedings as the "Aliens' Act, 1859."
Issued under the Public Seal ofthe said Colony,
at Victoria, this 14th day of May,  1859, in the"
twenty-second year of Her Majesty's Reign, by me,
JAMES DOUGLAS.
By His Excellency's Command,
William A. G. Young,
Colonial Secretary.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.
o
THE SCHEDULE BEFORE REFERRED TO.
FORM A.
I, M. N. of do solemnly declare that I am a na
tnralized British subject (or British born subject a
the case may be) and that I have known A. B. of	
a Prussian subject (or as the case may be).ever sine
 and that the said A. B. has resided within th
Colony of——for a period of [three years or upwards
that he is a person of good character, and that ther
exists to my knowledge no reason why to the sai
A. .B. there should not be granted all the right an
capacities of a natural born British subject, and
make this solemn declaration conscientiously believ
ing the same to be true, and in compliance with th.
provisions ofthe statute made and passed in the ses
sion of Parliament held in the fifth and sixth years j
the,reign of the late King William IV., intituled a
Act for the abolition of unnecessary oaths.
(Signed) M. N.
Declared and subscribed by the said M. N., befor
me, in pursuance of an Act of the Imperial Parli.
ment of the United Kingdom, 5 and 6 William IV
c. 62,and ofthe Proclamation ofthe 14th day of Ma
1859.    And. I hereby certify that to the best, of r
c*
O
w. July 25-fH, 1863.]
THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.
knowledge and belief, the said A. B. has complied
with the requisite formalities specified in such Proclamation, entitling him to be naturalized as a British subject, and I know of no reason why he should
not be so naturalized.
(Signed) J. P.
J. P. for British Columbia, residing at this	
day of 166    .
FORM B.
. I, .A. B. do solemnly declare that I have resided
three years in this Oolony(or in this Colony and the
adjacent Colony of Vancouver Island, as the case may
be) with intent to settle in this Colony, and without
having been during that time a stated resident in any
foreign country. - And I make this solemn declaration
conscientiously believing the same to be true, and in
compliance with the provisions of the statute made
and passed in the session of Parliament, held in the
fifth and sixth years of the reign ofthe late King William IV., intituled an Act for the abolition of unnecessary oaths.
(Signed) A. B
Declared and subscribed before me, in pursuance of
an Act of the Imperial Parliament ofthe United Kingdom, 5 and 6 William IV., c. 62, and of the Proclamation of the 14th day of May, 1659. And I hereby
certify that to the best of my knowledge and belief
the said A. B. has complied with-the requisite formalities specified in such Proclamation, entitling him
to, be naturalized as a British subject, and I know of
no reason why he should not be so naturalized.
(Signed) J. P.
J. P. for British Columbia, residing at this	
day of 186    .
FORM C.    |
I, A. B., do swear that I will be faithful and bear
true allegiance to Her Majesty Victoria, of the United
Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and ofthe dependencies and colonies thereof in Europe, Asia, Africa, America, and Australasia, Queen, and that I wL.
defend Her to the utmost of my power against all conspiracies and attempts whatever, which shall be mad<>
against Her Person, Crown, or Dignity, and I will do
my utmost endeavour to disclose and make known to
Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, all treasons
and traitorous conspiracies, which may be formed
against Her or them. And I do faithfully promise to
maintain, support and defend to the utmost of my
power, the succession ofthe Crown, which succession
by an Act intituled "An Act for the further Limitation of the Crown and Jbetter securing the Rights
and Liberties of the subject," is and stands limited
to the Princess Sophia, Electress of Hanover, and the
Heirs of Her Body, being Protestants, hereby renouncing and abjuring any obedience or allegiance unto
any other person claiming or pretending a right to the
Crown of the said Realm and its dependencies and
■colonies as aforesaid, and I do declare that no Foreign
Prince, Person, Prelate, State or Potentate, hath or
_.ought to have any Jurisdiction, Power, Superiority,
Pre-eminence or Authority, Ecclesiastical or Spiritual, within the same or any other part thereof. And
I make this declaration upon the true faith of a Christian.   So help me God.
(Signed) A. B.
Sworn and subscribed by the said A. B., before me,
this day of 186    .    And I hereby certify that
to the best of my knowledge and belief, the said A. B.
has complied with the requisite formalities specified
in the Proclamation of the 14th day of May, 1859, entitling him to be naturalized as a British subject, and
I know of no reason why he should not be so naturalized.
(Signed) J. P.
Justice of the Peace for British Columbia, residing
at this day of 186    .
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.
WHEREAS, under and by virtue of an Act
of Parliament made and passed in the Session of Parliament held in the 21st and 22nd years
of the Reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, intituled "An Act to provide for the Government
of British Columbia," and by a Commission under the Great Seal of the United Kingdom of
Great Britain and Ireland, I, James Douglas,
.have been appointed Governor of the said Colony,
and have been authorized by Proclamation under
the Public Seal of the said Colony, to make laws,
institutions, and ordinances, for the peace, order,
and good .Government of the same;
AND WHEREAS by a certain Indenture dated the
lirth day of April,. A. D. 1863, and made between
Richard Clement Moody, Colonel of Royal Engineers,
and Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for British Columbia, acting on behalf of the Government of
British Columbia, of the first part, and.WiLMAM Hood
of Cache Creek, in British Columbia, ofthe other part,
the said William Hood contracted to construct and
complete a certain Waggon Road and Works as de- j
scribed in the said Indenture and Specifications thereto j
annexed, and within the time., on the terms, and sub- |
ject to the approval therein mentioned, for the price of
Twelve thousand seven hundred and eighty-three
pounds ten shillings Sterling, subject to be increased,
under certain contingencies therein mentioned, to
Thirteen thousand nine hundred and seventeen pounds
and fifteen shillings Sterling, payable in British Columbian Bonds, at the following times, and in the
following manner, that is to say; by Bonds of the
Government of British Columbia, bearing interest at
the rate of Six per Cent per annum, from the dates of
the acceptances of the said Road Works by the said
Chief Commissioner, such Bonds to be redeemable in
the proportions, time, and manner, hereinafter ment -
oned, and the said payment to be made by such proportional instalments, as the said Chief Commissioner
should in his discretion think fit.
AND WHEREAS, it is by the same Indenture provided that One-fifth of the said total amount of Bonds
shall be retained until six months after the completion and acceptance of the said Road and Works, or
such earlier period as shall be appointed in that behalf, by the said Chief Commissioner, for the purposes
in the said Indenture mentioned. .
- Now, therefore, I do hereby declare, proclaim, ar
enact, as follows :
B. C. £50 Bonds up to £13,900 may be delivered to
Chief Commissioner to fulfil the Contract.
I. On the production of any and every Certificate of
the said Chief Commissioner stating that any portion
of the said Works has been executed to the satisfaction ofthe said Chief Commissioner, and specifying
the amouut that is due thereon to the Contractor,
there may be delivered to'the said Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for the time being, to be applied
to payments under the said Contract, such a number
of Bonds not exceeding in the whole the total amount
before mentioned, in the form set forth in the Schedule hereto, as shall represent at par the amount specified in any such Certificate; each Bond being for the
amount of Fifty pounds, and bearing interest at the
rate of Six per cent per annum from the date of Certificate of acceptance.
After specified delay for repairs, balance due may bepaic
II. At the expiration of six calendar months from
the date of the completion and acceptance by Government of the whole ofthe said Road and Works, or at
such earlier period as the said Chief Commissioner
shall specially certify in writing under his hand in that
behalf, and on the production of a Certificate of approval and acceptance thereof, signed by the said Chief
Commissioner, and stating that the whole of the said
Works have been executed in accordance with the
said Contract, there may be delivered to the said "William Hood, his executors, administrators, or assigns,
such portion of the said recited total (or increased total) amount as the case may be, ofthe said Bonds issuable under this Act, as shall not have been applied
or expended by the Government of British Columbia,
in keeping the said Works in repair under the prov -
sions of the said Contract in that behalf contained.
Cesser of wienest-oiunan presentation ^Band-
Ill. Provided that all interest shall cease to accrue
upon any ofthe said Bonds which shall not have been
presented for payment at the Treasury, upon the day
therein appointed for the redemption thereof.
Numbering.
IV. AD the said Bonds shall be numbered in a regular series, according to the natural numbers, begin-
ing with No. 1, according to the order in which the
same shall be issued.
Classification.
V. The Bonds numbered 1 to 85 both inclusive, shall,
subject as hereinafter mentioned, be payable by the
Treasurer, with interest, in Cash, on the 30th day of
September, A. D. 1864. The Bonds numbered 86 to
170 both inclusive, shall, subject as hereinafter mentioned, be payable by the Treasurer, with interest, in
Cash, on the 30th day of September, A. D. 1865.
The Bonds numbered 171 to 255, both inclusive, shall,
subject as hereinafter mentioned, be payable by the
Treasurer, with interest in Cash, on the 30th day of
September, A.D. 1866, and (if required under the
Contract), the Bonds numbered 256 to 277, both inclusive, shall subjectas hereinafter mentioned, be payable by the Treasurer,, with interest, in Cash, on the
30th day of September, A. D. 1867. All the said
Bonds shall be dated as of the days on which the
Certificates of acceptance to which they refer, shall
respectively be issued.
Bonds charge on General Revenue after existing
special liabilities.
VI. The Treasurer ofthe Colony, or other person
for the time being acting in that capacity, is hereby
ordered and directed to pay the amount of every such
Bond, and all interest payable thereon, out of any monies belonging to the said Colony remaining in his
hands, after providing for the existing charges on the
Public Revenue, by Loans or Bonds already raised or
issued, at the time when such Bonds shall be presented to him for the payment of the principal or interest
thereof in accordance with the provi ions of th s Ac,
The interest due on each of the said Bonds shall be
paid half-yearly upon presentation of the Bond in respect of which any such interest shall be due, at the
Treasury, at New.Westminster.
Schedule.
VII. The Schedule hereto shall be deemed to be
part of this Act.
Short Title.
VIII. This Act may be cited on all occasions as the
" Cook's Ferry and Clinton Road Bonds Act, 1863."
Issued under the Public Seal ofthe said Colony,
at Victoria, Vancouver Island, this 30th day of j
June, A. D. 1863, and in the twenty-seventh
year of Her Majesty's Reign, by me,
JAMES DOUGLAS.     \
By His Excellency's Command,
William A. G. Young,
Colonial Secretary.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.
SCHEDULE,
TREASURY BOND.
Under, the Cook's Ferry and Clinton Road
Bonds Act, 1863.
£50. £—r-
Dated
A.D. 1
Payable 30th September, 18i6    .
The Government of British Columbia is hereby bound
(subject to the existing charges on the Revenue by
Loans and Bonds), to pay to the Bearer hereof, on the
30th day of September, 186 the sum of Fifty pounds,
together with interest thereon in the meantime, from
the day of 186   after the rate of Six per
cent per annum. The Interest becoming due hereon,
shall be payable in instalments half-yearly, at the Treasury, New Westminster, to the Bearer hereof,   j
 Treasurer,
By order of His Excellency the Governor,
PUBLIC   NOTICE.
THE
UNDERMENTIONED LANDS ARE RESERVED
BY
The Government until further notice.
THE LAND lying between the Coquitlam and the
Pitt River,  being partly   under Survey, is not
at present open to pre-emption.
R. C. Moody, Col. R.E., C.C.L.W,
Lands and Works Department,
New Westminster, June 6th, 1863.
TWO portions of land, one on each side ofthe Fraser River, at the place where a Suspension Bridge
is now being constructed, about 13 miles from Yale,
have been Reserved; each portion is 2_ chains on both
sides ofthe road, measured from the centre by 5 chains
in length measured from the terminus of bridge ia
direction of the road, and also extending to the River.
R. C. Moody,
It is hereby notified with respect to Streams flowing
into and-through Clinton, that the Government reserve a right to divert the same, at any point or points,
wholly or in part, from time to time, for the use and
benefit of future inhabitants in the town, or to' make
grants ofthe same, from time to time, under such conditions as may appear to the  Government the  most
convenient for the supply of water to the public.
R. C. Moody,
Col. R. E. andC, C. L. W,
Lands and Works Department,
New Westminster, 22nd June. 1863.
HB|p
HIBBEN   &   CARSWELL,
$00&»*llm and £tatimtm,
YATES STREET, VICTORIA, V. I.
L. A. BEND1XEN,
proprietor o:
ST. GEORGE HOTEL,
View St., between Broad and Douglas Streets,
VICTORIA, V. I.
JOHN BANKS & CO.,
MBEOHANTS,
importers and dealers in
Sashes, Plate, Colored, and Window
Class, Paints, Oils, Tarnishes,
&c, &c,
WHARF STREET, (BOTTOM OF YATES ST.,)
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