Correspondence Relating to the States of South Africa

Correspondence Relating to the States of South Africa

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...entitled to be registered was in accordance with that authorised in the Cape Colony, but that it was inapplicable to disputed cases in which the intervention of a legal Tribunal seemed indispensable. 12. In your despatch of the 10th of December, your Excellency forwarded to me a copy of the Secretary of State's despatch No. 103 of the 2nd of November, in which Lord Carnarvon approved of the appointment of the Commissioners to report who should in their opinion receive titles, and as regards the creation of a legal Tribunal for dealing with disputed land cases, agreed with your Excellency that the ground should first be cleared, and that certain principles should be laid down for the guidance of the Court which was to be established. 13. Before this reached me I had obtained the opinion of my Legal Advisers on the points mentioned in the Secretary of State's despatch of the 5th of August. This opinion, which is dated the lith of December, 1874, has been already furnished to our Excellency, but I annex a copy for facility of reference. It will be seen that I61." Shippard then considered there was a Land Commission in existence having certain powers to deal with claims to land; that he then contemplated a Commission with judicial power and not a single Judge, though he afterwards in the Legislative Council successfully opposed an amendment which would have enabled your Excellency to appoint either a Judge or a Commission as you might deem most advisable, and that he then only looked forward to the establishment of a Tribunal for dealing with " doubtful claims." 144. On the 17th of December, having considered Mr. Shippard's opinion, I intimated to your Excellency that I would cause a draft Ordinance to be...show more

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  • Paperback | 364 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 649g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236743989
  • 9781236743985