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An Act for preventing Frauds upon Creditors by Secret Bills of Sale of Personal Chattels. Whereas, frauds are frequently committed upon Creditors by Secret Bills of Sale of Personal Chattels, whereby persons are enable to keep up the appearance of being in good circumstances and possessed of Property, and the grantees or holders of such Bills of Sale have the power of taking possession…

V. [large] [Coat of arms A] R. AN ACT FOR PREVENTING FRAUDS UPON CREDITORS BY SECRET BILLS OF SALE OF PERSONAL CHATTELS. ... RECEIVED MY ASSENT THIS 28TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, A.D. 1861. JAMES DOUGLAS.Bills of Sale Act, 1861.

An Act to enlarge the time limited by the Victoria Gas Company’s Act, 1860, for the establishment of Gas Works and Buildings by the Victoria Gas Company. Whereas, by the third section of the said Act, it is declared that the said Company shall, within one year from the passage of the said Act, unavoidable causalities of the sea and fire not preventing, …

V. [Coat of arms A] R. AN ACT TO ENLARGE THE TIME LIMITED BY THE VICTORIA GAS COMPANY’S ACT, 1860, FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF GAS WORKS AND BUILDINGS BY THE VICTORIA GAS COMPANY. ... RECEIVED MY ASSENT THIS 9TH DAY OF DECEMBER, A.D. 1861. JAMES DOUG...

An Act to facilitate the remedies on Bills of Exchange and Promissory Notes by the prevention of frivolous or fictitious defences to actions thereon. Whereas, bona fide holders of dishonored Bills of Exchange and Promissory Notes are often unjustly delayed and put to unnecessary expense in recovering the amount thereof by reason of frivolous or fictitious defences to actions thereon, …

V. (larger than above] [Coat of arms A] R. AN ACT TO FACILITATE THE REMEDIES ON BILLS OF EXCHANGE AND PROMISSORY NOTES BY THE PREVENTION OF FRIVOLOUS OR FICTITIOUS DEFENCES TO ACTIONS THEREON RECEIVED MY ASSENT THIS 28TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, A.D. 1861...

An Act to Cure Defects in Titles to Real Estate in Vancouver Island and its Dependencies, held by or derived through Aliens. Whereas, Aliens have purchased Real Estate in this Colony to a considerable extent from the Grantees of the Crown: …

[Coat of arms A] AN ACT TO CURE DEFECTS IN TITLES TO REAL ESTATE IN VANCOUVER ISLAND AND ITS DEPENDENCIES, HELD BY OR DERIVED THROUGH ALIENS. ... RECEIVED BY ASSENT THE 14TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, AD. 1861. JAMES DOUGLAS.

An Act to authorize the Continuation of certain Streets in Victoria, Vancouver Island. Whereas, by an Act made and passed on the 28th of August, 1860, entitled an Act to Improve the Streets of the town of Victoria, and to authorize the collection of a Tax to be called the Victoria Street Fund, …

[Small coat of arms] AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CONTINUATION OF CERTAIN STREETS IN VICTORIA, VANCOUVER ISLAND. ... RECEIVED MY ASSENT THE 20m DAY OF OCTOBER, A.D. JAMES DOUGLAS.Supplementary Street Act 1861.

An Act to make provision for the Registration of Voters, and for other purposes relating thereto. Whereas it is expedient to declare and amend the regulations to be used in the Registration of Voters, Therefore Be it enacted by the Governor, on Her Majesty’s behalf,…

[coat of arms — wide] VANCOUVER ISLAND COLONY. AN ACT TO MAKE PROVISION FOR THE REGISTRATION OF VOTERS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES RELATING THERETO. ... PASSED THE ROUSE OF ASSEMBLY, OCT. 7TH 1859, JOSEPH PORTER, CLERK OF THE ROUSE.

An Act to amend the Law relating to the representation of Vancouver Island and its dependencies. Whereas, it is expedient to amend the Law relating to the Representation of Vancouver Island and its dependencies. Be it enacted, by the Governor, on Her Majesty’s behalf, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and Assembly, as follows:- …

V. [Coat of arms A] R. VANCOUVER ISLAND COLONY. AN ACT TO AMEND THE LAW RELATING TO THE REPRESENTATION OF VANCOUVER ISLAND AND ITS DEPENDENCIES. … QUALIFICATION OF VOTERS. 1. EVERY MALE BRITISH COLUMBIA SUBJECT OF FULL AGE, WHO SHALL HAVE RESIDED ...

Proclamation. By His Excellency James Douglas, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of her Majesty’s Colony of British Columbia and its Dependencies. Proclamation, having the Force of Law to declare that English Law is in force in British Columbia. Whereas, by an Act of Parliament passed in the Session held in the 21st and 22nd years of her Majesty Queen Victoria, it was enacted that the Territories therein described…

V. [coat of arms A] R. PROCLAMATION. BY HIS EXCELLENCY JAMES DOUGLAS, GOVERNOR AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF HER MAJESTY’S COLONY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ITS DEPENDENCIES. PROCLAMATION, HAVING THE FORCE OF LAW TO DECLARE THAT ENGLISH LAW IS IN FORCE I...

An Act to Extend and Amend the Provision of the “Fireman’s Protection Act, 1860.” Whereas the provisions of the “Fireman’s Protection Act, 1860” are by the said Act declared to be in force for the space of one year only from the passage thereof; …

[Small coat of arms] AN ACT TO EXTEND AND AMEND THE PROVISIONS OF THE “FIREMAN’S PROTECTION ACT, 1860.” ... ASSENTED TO THIS 10TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, A.D. 1861. JAMES DOUGLAS, GOVERNOR.Fireman’s Protection Act, 1861.

An Act to Authorize the raising of a Loan of Ten Thousand Pounds upon the security of the Dues and Monies levied by virtue of the “Victoria and Esquimalt Harbour Dues Act 1860.” Whereas, it is expedient that the Harbour of Victoria and the Communications between Victoria and Esquimalt should be permanently improved; …

[Royal coat of arms, small] AN ACT TO AUTHORISE THE RAISING OF A LOAN OF TEN THOUSAND POUNDS UPON THE SECURITY OF THE DUES AND MONIES LEVIED BY VIRTUE OF THE “VICTORIA AND ESQUIMALT HARBOUR DUES ACT 1860.” ... ASSENTED TO THIS 16TH DAY OF JULY, 18...

An Act to provide for and Regulate the Sale of Wines, Spirits, Malt and other Liquors. Whereas it is expedient to regulate the Sale of Wines, Spirituous, Malt and other Liquors, and to grant Licenses to persons duly authorising them to sell the same; …

[Coat of arms, small] AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR AND REGULATE THE SALE OF WINES, SPIRITS,MALT AND OTHER LIQUORS. ... ASSENTED TO THIS 18TH DAY OF JULY, 1861. JAMES DOUGLAS,GOVERNOR.Liquor License Act.

An Act to Authorise the Governor of Vancouver Island and its Dependencies, to Grant Certain Privileges to the Builder or Builders of a Powder Magazine. Whereas, it is expedient to encourage the Erection of a Powder Magazine; be it enacted by the Governor on behalf of Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and House of Assembly of Vancouver Island and its Dependencies: …

[Royal coat of arms, small] AN ACT TO AUTHORISE THE GOVERNOR OF VANCOUVER ISLAND AND ITS DEPENDENCIES, TO GRANT CERTAIN PRIVILEGES TO THE BUILDER OR BUILDERS OF A POWDER MAGAZINE. ... RECEIVED MY ASSENT, THE 6TH DAY OF FEBRUARY, A.D. 1861. JAMES D...

An Act for Rendering the Administration of Justice in Minor Criminal Cases more Speedy and Certain. Whereas, many persons charged with minor Criminal Offences, often escape from punishment, by reason of the delays now occurring in the Administration of Justice in Criminal Cases; Be it enacted by the Governor on Her Majesty’s behalf, …

[Royal coat of arms] AN ACT FOR RENDERING THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE IN MINOR CRIMINAL CASES MORE SPEEDY AND CERTAIN. ... RECEIVED MY ASSENT, THE 19TH DAY OF DECEMBER, AD. 1860. JAMES DOUGLAS GOVERNOR.Minor Offences Act.

An Act to Incorporate the “Victoria Gas Company.” Whereas, an Association, under the name of the “Victoria Gas Company,” has been formed for the purpose of furnishing Gas for the use of Victoria, Vancouver island; and whereas, the Members of the said Association have formed themselves into a Joint Stock Company, …

[Royal coat of arms, small] AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE “VICTORIA GAS COMPANY.” RECEIVED MY ASSENT THIS 19TH DAY OF DECEMBER, A.D. 1860.Specifies the location, activities, etc. for the first gas company in Victoria.

An Act to Amend the Scale of Fees charged for the Entrance and Clearance of Vessels; Licences to Scows, Boats, and other Craft; and Dues for Landing Permits; as well as other matters relating to the same. In the Port of Victoria, including Esquimalt. Whereas it is expedient to amend the scale of fees charged for the Entrance and Clearance…

[Royal coat of arms, small] AN ACT TO AMEND THE SCALE OF FEES CHARGED FOR THE ENTRANCE AND CLEARNACE OF VESSELS; LICENSES TO SCOWS, BOATS, AND OTHER CRAFT; AND DUE FOR LAND PERMITS; AS WELL AS OTHER MATTERS RELATING TO THE SAME, IN THE PORT OF VIC...

An Act to Amend the “Registration of Voters Act, 1859.” Whereas, it is expedient to form Annual Lists of Voters for the Election of Members to serve in the House of Assembly; And whereas, an act was passed on the seventh day of October, A. D. 1859, and …

[Royal coat of arms, small] AN ACT TO AMEND THE “REGISTRATION OF VOTERS ACT.” RECEIVED MY ASSENT, THE 19TH DAY OF DECEMBER, A.D. 1860. JAMES DOUGLAS, GOVERNOR. SCHEDULE ....The Annual Registration of Voters Act.

An Act to Confirm Certain Titles to Real Property in Vancouver Island. 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…

[Royal coat of arms, small] AN ACT TO CONFIRM TITLES TO REAL PROPERTY IN VANCOUVER ISLAND. AMEND THE “REGISTRATION OF VOTERS ACT.” ... RECEIVED MY ASSENT, THE 19TH DAY OF DECEMBER, A.D. 1860. JAMES DOUGLAS, GOVERNOR. SCHEDULE ....Act for Confirmin...

An Act for Better Prohibiting the Sale or Gift of Intoxicating Liquors to the Indians. Whereas, it is expedient to Prevent the Sale or Gift of Spirituous Liquors to Indians. Be it therefore enacted by the Governor on Her Majesty’s behalf, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council…

[Royal coat of arms, small] AN ACT FOR BETTER PROHIBITING THE SALE OR GIFT OF INTOXICATING LIQUORS TO THE INDIANS. ... RECEIVED MY ASSENT, 2nd NOVEMBER, 1860. JAMES DOUGLAS, GOVERNOR.Repeals the 1854 Act of Council and sets forth new definitions a...

An Act to Confirm Certain Persons in the Fee-Simple of Real Estate which they now Hold. Whereas, many instruments, purporting to convey Real Estate situate in Vancouver Island and its Dependencies, have been prepared by persons not conversant with…

[Royal coat of arms, small] AN ACT TO CONFIRM CERTAIN PERSONS IN THE FEE-SIMPLE OF THE REAL ESTATE WHICH THEY NOW HOLD. ... RECEIVED MY ASSENT, THE 10TH DAY OF DECEMBER, A.D. 1860. JAMES DOUGLAS, GOVERNOR.The Act to Cure Imperfect Titles.

An Act to Levy an Annual Tax of £1 per Centum on the Value of all Real Estate in the Colony of Vancouver Island and its Dependencies. Whereas, it is expedient to levy an Annual Tax of £1 per Centum on all the Real Estate in the Colony of Vancouver Island and its Dependencies, for the use of Her Majesty, Her Heirs and her Successors; …

(Royal coats of arms B1] AN ACT TO LEVY AN ANNUAL TAX OF £1 PER CENTUM ON THE VALUE OF ALL REAL ESTATE IN THE COLONY OF VANCOUVER ISLAND AND ITS DEPENDENCIES. ... RECEIVED MY ASSENT, THIS TENTH DAY OF DECEMBER, A.D. ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND ...

An Act to Provide for the Repair, Improvement and Regulation of Roads in Vancouver Island and its Dependencies. Whereas, it is necessary to provide means for the Repair, Improvement and Regulation of roads; Be it enacted by the Governor on Her Majesty’s behalf, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council…

[Royal coat of arms B.1] AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE REPAIR, IMPROVEMENT AND REGULATION OF ROADS IN VANCOUVER ISLAND AND ITS DEPENDENCIES. ... RECEIVED MY ASSENT, THIS 24TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 1860. (SIGNED), JAMES DOUGLAS.Road Act.

An Act to Declare the Limitation of Certain Causes of Action and Suit. Whereas, doubts have been entertained whether a cause of action which has arisen in a foreign country, between persons there resident, can be maintained in this Colony after the period has expired in which such cause of action would be maintainable…

[Royal coat of arms] AN ACT TO DECLARE THE LIMITATION OF CERTAIN CAUSES OF ACTION AND SUIT. ... RECEIVED MY ASSENT, 19TH DECEMBER, 1860. JAMES DOUGLAS, GOVERNOR.Limitation of Foreign Actions Act.

Proclamation. By His Excellency James Douglas, Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of British Columbia, Vice-Admiral of the same. 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, entitied “An Act to provide for the Government of British Columbia,”…

BRITISH COLUMBIA.V. [royal coat of arms A] R. PROCLAMATION. BY HIS EXCELLENCY, JAMES DOUGLAS, COMPANION OF THE MOST HONORABLE ORDER OF THE BATH, GOVERNOR ANDCOMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, VICE ADMIRAL OF THE SAME. ... ISSUED UNDER THE PUB...

An Act to Extend the Provision of the Joint Stock Companies Acts, 1856, 1857 and 1858, to Vancouver Island and its Dependencies. Whereas, it is expedient to extend the provisions of the Joint Stock Companies Acts, 1856, 1857 and 1858, to Vancouver Island and its Dependencies; Be it enacted by the Governor on Her Majesty’s behalf, by and with the advice and consent of the…

[Royal coat of arms, small] AN ACT TO EXTEND THE PROVISIONS OF THE JOINT STOCK COMPANIES ACTS, 1856, 1857 AND 1858, TO VANCOUVER ISLAND AND ITS DEPENDENCIES. ... RECEIVED MY ASSENT, THE 27TH DAY OF AUGUST, A.D. 1860. JAMES DOUGLAS, GOVERNOR.Vancou...

An Act to Impose certain Duties in respect of certain Trades and Occupations. Whereas, it is expedient to impose certain duties in respect of certain trades and occupations for the purpose of raising Revenue within the Colony of Vancouver Island and its Dependencies. …

[Royal coat of arms Bi] AN ACT TO IMPOSE CERTAIN DUTIES IN RESPECT OF CERTAIN TRADES AND OCCUPATIONS. ... ASSENTED TO BY HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR, 24TH OCTOBER, 1860.Lists all trades and activities that will now require licenses, fees and sched...

Proclamation. By His Excellency James Douglas, Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of British Columbia, 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,”…

BRITISH COLUMBIA. V. [Royal coat of arms A] R. PROCLAMATION. BY HIS EXCELLENCY, JAMES DOUGLAS, COMPANION OF THE MOST HONORABLE ORDER OF THE BATH, GOVERNOR ANDCOMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, AND ITS DEPENDENCIES, VICE ADMIRAL OF THE SAME, &...

An Act for the Protection of the Members of Fire Companies of Victoria. Whereas, it is expedient to protect the Members of the Fire Companies and other Associations, in their efforts to prevent the destruction of property by Fire in the Town of Victoria and vicinity; …

[Royal coat of arms, small} AN ACT FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE MEMBERS OF FIRE COMPANIES OF VICTORIA. ... RECEIVED MY ASSENT, 28TH AUGUST, 1860. JAMES DOUGLAS, GOVERNOR.Fireman’s Protection Act.

Proclamation. By His Excellency, James Douglas, Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Her Majesty’s Colony of British Columbia, and its dependencies Vice Admiral of the same, &c., &c. Whereas, by virtue of an Act of Parliament, made and passed in the 21st and 22nd years of the Reign of Her Most Gracious majesty the Queen, and by a Commission under the Great Seal of the United Kingdom…

BRITISH COLUMBIA. V. [Royal coat of arms A] R. PROCLAMATION. BY HIS EXCELLENCY, JAMES DOUGLAS, COMPANION OF THE MOST HONORABLE ORDER OF THE BATH, GOVERNOR AND COMMANDER-IN CHIEF OF HER MAJESTY’S COLONY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, AND ITS DEPENDENCIES VIC...

Proclamation. By His Excellency James Douglas, Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of British Columbia, Vice-Admiral of the same. 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,”…

BRITISH COLUMBIA. [Royal coat of arms Bi] PROCLAMATION. BY HIS EXCELLENCY JAMES DOUGLAS, COMPANION OF THE MOST HONORABLE ORDER OF THE BATH, GOVERNOR ANDCOMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, VICE ADMIRAL OF THE SAME. ... {L.S.} ISSUED UNDER THE P...

Proclamation. By His Excellency, James Douglas, Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the bath, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Her Majesty’s Colony of British Columbia, and its dependencies, Vice-Admiral of the same, &c., &c. Whereas, by virtue of an Act of Parliament made and passed in the 21st and 22nd years of the Reign of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen, and by a commission under the Great Seal of the United Kingdom…

BRITISH COLUMBIA. V. [Royal coat of arms A] R. PROCLAMATION. BY HIS EXCELLENCY, JAMES DOUGLAS, COMPANION OF THE MOST HONORABLE ORDER OF THE BATH, GOVERNOR AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF HER MAJESTY’S COLONY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, AND ITS DEPENDENCIES, VI...

Proclamation. By His Excellency James Douglas, Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of British Columbia, Vice-Admiral of the same. 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,”…

BRITISH COLUMBIA. V. [Royal coat of arms A] R. PROCLAMATION. BY HIS EXCELLENCY JAMES DOUGLAS, COMPANION OF THE MOST HONORABLE ORDER OF THE BATH, GOVERNOR AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ITS DEPENDENCIES, VICE-ADMIRAL OF THE SAME. .....

Rules and Regulations for the Working of Gold Mines. Issued in conformity with the Gold Fields Act, 1859. Whereas it is provided by the Gold Fields Act, 1859, that the Governor for the time being, of British Columbia, may, by writing under his hand and the Public Seal of the Colony, make rules and regulations…

RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE WORKING OF GOLD MINES. [thin double rule] ISSUED IN CONFORMITY WITH THE GOLD FIELDS ACT, 1859. [same rule] ... {L.S.} ISSUED UNDER THE PUBLIC SEAL OF THE COLONY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, AT VICTORIA, VANCOUVER ISLAND, THIS...

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