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A Bill Entitled An Act to provide for taking the Census of the Colony and for obtaining other Statistical Information. Whereas it is expedient to make provision for taking the Census of the Colony during the A.D. 1865, and in every fifth year thereafter: …

A BILL ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR TAKING THE CENSUS OF THE COLONY AND FOR OBTAINING OTHER STATISTICAL INFORMATION.Includes questions to be asked.

A Bill Entitled an Act to exempt the Homestead and other Property from forced Seizure and Sale in certain cases. Whereas, it is expedient to exempt portions of the Real and Personal Estate of Debtors and other from forced Seizure and Sale in certain cases: …

A BILL ENTITLED AN ACT TO EXEMPT THE HOMESTEAD AND OTHER PROPERTY FROM FORCED SEIZURE AND SALE IN CERTAIN CASES. … XIV. THIS ACT MAY BE CITED FOR ALL PURPOSES AS “THE HOMESTEAD ACT, 1866.” PASSED THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL THIS 18TH DAY OF JUNE 1866....

A Bill Entitled “An Act to facilitate the recovery of Small Debts, and other Demands.” Whereas, an Inferior or summary Court of Civil Justice is established in the Colony of Vancouver Island and its Dependencies which hath heretofore sat at Victoria in the said Colony, and …

A BILL ENTITLED “AN ACT TO FACILITATE THE RECOVERY OF SMALL DEBTS, AND OTHER DEMANDS.” … PASSED THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL THE FIRST DAY OF FEBRUARY, 1866. E.J. NESBITT.

A Bill For the Passage of an Act respecting the property of Religious Institutions in the Colony of Vancouver Island and its Dependencies. Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and Assembly of Vancouver’s Island, enacts as follows: …

[Royal coat of arms A] A BILL FOR THE PASSAGE OF AN ACT RESPECTING THE PROPERTY OF RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS IN THE COLONY OF VANCOUVER ISLAND AND ITS DEPENDENCIES. PASSED THE COUNCIL ON ITS RETURN FROM THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY SEPTEMBER 5TH, 1859. E. C...

A Bill Intituled An Act to Confirm certain Titles to Real Property in Vancouver Island and its Dependencies. Whereas, doubts have been entertained whether the conveyances of Real Estate in Vancouver Island and its dependencies heretofore executed on behalf of the Hudson’s Bay Company under and by virtue of letters or powers …

A BILL INTITULED AN ACT TO CONFIRM CERTAIN TITLES TO REAL PROPERTY IN VANCOUVER ISLAND AND ITS DEPENDENCIES. ... II. THIS ACT MAY BE CITED AS THE ACT FOR CONFIRMING TITLES FROM THE HUDSON’S BAY COMPANY, 1865.

A Bill To Amend the Law of Evidence. Whereas doubts have arisen as to the competency of the Aborigines to give evidence in Courts of Law in the Colony, by reason of their imperfect comprehension of the obligations now necessary to give validity to their testimony to be taken; …

A BILL TO AMEND THE LAW OF EVIDENCE. WHEREAS DOUBTS HAVE ARISEN AS TO THE COMPETENCY OF THE ABORIGINES TO GIVE IN COURTS OF LAW IN THE COLONY, BY REASON OF THEIR IMPERFECT COMPREHENSION [etc.] ... THIS ORDINANCE MAY BE CITED FOR ALL PURPOSES AS “T...

A Bill To Incorporate the town of Nanaimo. Whereas, it is expedient to erect the village of Nanaimo into a town and to establish a Municipal Council therein; Be it therefore enacted by the Governor, on Her Majesty’s behalf, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and Assembly, as follows: …

A BILL TO INCORPORATE THE TOWN OF NANAIMO. … THIS ACT MAY BE CITED AS THE “NANAIMO INCORPORATION ACT, 1866.”Notwithstanding, Nanaimo was not incorporated until 1874, apparently.

A Bill entitled An Act to Establish Pilots for the Port of Victoria, and for other purposes relating thereto. Whereas it is expedient to provide efficient Pilots for vessels entering or leaving the port of Victoria; and whereas it is expedient to make regulations relating thereto; …

A BILL ENTITLED AN ACT TO ESTABLISH PILOTS FOR THE PORT OF VICTORIA AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES RELATING THERETO. ... 25. THIS ACT MAY BE CITED FOR ALL PURPOSES , AS “THE VICTORIA PILOT ACT, 1863.”

A Bill entitled, an Act to amend “an Act to provide for the administration of oaths in the House of Assembly, and the production of evidence before committees of the same.” Whereas, it is desirable that provision be made to enable each and all of the members of the Executive Council, and of the Legislative Council, and of the House of Assembly, to take the same oath of allegiance, or make the same…

A BILL ENTITLED, AN ACT TO AMEND “AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF OATHS IN THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY, AND THE PRODUCTION OF EVIDENCE BEFORE COMMITTEES OF THE SAME.” ... V. THIS ACT MAY BE CITED FOR ALL PURPOSES AS THE LEGISLATIVE OATH’S AC...

A Bill to Restrain the Issue in certain cases of Writs of Capias ad respondendum and Ne exeat regno. Whereas it is expedient to put an end to vexatious arrests made under and by force of certain Writs of Capias ad respondendum and Ne exeat regno, issuable within the jurisdiction of Vancouver Island and its Dependencies, …

A BILL TO RESTRAIN THE ISSUE IN CERTAIN CASES OF WRITS OF CAPIAS AD RESPONDENDUM AND NE EXEAT REGNO. ... THIS ACT MAY BE CITED FOR ALL PURPOSES AS “THE WRIT OF CAPIAS RESTRICTION ACT, 1863.”

A Bill. An Act to grant Jurisdiction to Justices of the Peace and Stipendiary Magistrates in Civil Cases. Whereas, it is expedient to establish local Courts for the collection of small debts in the districts of the Colony of Vancouver Island and its dependencies, and the authorize the stipendiary magistrate appointed to the act, …

A BILL. AN ACT TO GRANT JURISDICTION TO JUSTICES OF THE PEACE AND STIPENDIARY MAGISTRATES IN CIVIL CASES. ... 252. THIS ACT MAY BE CITED AS THE VANCOUVER ISLAND DISTRICT COURT ACT 1864 .... [foot of page 38].

A Bill. An Act to grant Jurisdiction to Justices of the Peace in Civil Cases. No Courts Except in Victoria. Whereas there are no courts for the collection of debt held in any district of this colony, except in Victoria city; …

A BILL. AN ACT TO GRANT JURISDICTION TO JUSTICES OF THE PEACE IN CIVIL CASES. ... 42. THIS ACT MAY BE CITED FOR ALL PURPOSES AS “THE MAGISTRATE’S COURT ACT, 1863.” [middle of p. 6].

Adams v. Eddy (3); Victoria; 1860.03

No. of Plaint – 271Summons; Invoice for $10; WarrantEddy was summoned to appear in court to answer Adams for the amount of £2.5.8. The amount was owed for goods delivered to various residences for the Defendant. Because the debt as not satisfied w...

Allan v. Nunn (3); Victoria; 1861.40

No. of Plaint – 843Summons; Invoice for £19.13.9; Judgment ConfessedNunn is summoned to appear in court to answer the Plaintiff for the total amount of £22.5.5. The amount is due for rent of a house, furniture and money lent by the Plaintiff to th...

Amendments To a Bill entitled “An Act to amend the Franchise Act, 1859.” The Title of the Bill to be as follows: A Bill entitled An Act to consolidate and amend the Laws affecting the Franchise and Representation in the Colony of Vancouver Island and its Dependencies …

AMENDMENTS TO A BILL ENTITLED “AN ACT TO AMEND THE FRANCHISE ACT, 1859.” …. READ A THIRD TIME AND PASSED THE COUNCIL THIS 9TH OF MAY 1866. E.J. NESBITT. [middle of page 4.]

An Act To Amend the manner of taking the Verdict of a Jury in Civil Cases. Whereas, much delay and expense in the administration of Justice has been occasioned by the rule of law, that in the trial of a Civil Action, the Jury must be unanimous in their verdict, …

AN ACT, TO AMEND THE MANNER OF TAKING THE VERDICT OF A JURY IN CIVIL CASES. ... THIS ACT MAY BE CITED AS “THE VANCOUVER ISLAND JURY ACT, 1865.”

An Act To amend the Law as to Imprisonment for Debt. Whereas, persons about to leave Vancouver Island and its Dependencies, are frequently arrested for debt for frivolous or vexatious reasons, and it is expedient that such a practice should be abolished; …

AN ACT TO AMEND THE LAW AS TO IMPRISONMENT FOR DEBT. WHEREAS, PERSONS ABOUT TO LEAVE VANCOUVER ISLAND AND IT DEPENDENCIES ARE FREQUENTLY ARRESTED FOR DEBT FOR FRIVOLOUS OR VEXATIOUS REASON, AND IT IS EXPEDIENT THAT SUCH A PRACTICE SHOULD BE ABOLIS...

An Act To authorise the Governor of Vancouver Island to borrow the sum of Fifty Thousand Pounds on the security of the General Revenue of the said Colony. Preamble. Whereas it is expedient to raise by loan secured upon the General Revenue of the said Colony funds for the construction of Roads and other Public works …

AN ACT TO AUTHORISE THE GOVERNOR OF VANCOUVER ISLAND TO BORROW THE SUM OF FIFTY THOUSAND POUNDS ON THE SECURITY OF THE GENERAL REVENUE OF THE SAID COLONY. … “THE VANCOUVER ISLAND ROAD AND PUBLIC WORKS LOAN ACT, 1866.”

An Act To authorise the Governor of Vancouver Island to borrow the sum of One Hundred Thousand Dollars on the security of the General Revenue of the said Colony. Whereas it is expedient to raise by loan, secured on the General Revenue of the said Colony, funds to meet the expenditure for the purchase and improvement of the Official Residence of the said Governor, and …

AN ACT TO AUTHORISE THE GOVERNOR OF VANCOUVER ISLAND TO BORROW THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ON THE SECURITY OF THE GENERAL REVENUE OF THE SAID COLONY. … “THE VANCOUVER ISLAND TEMPORARY LOAN ACT, 1866.”

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