being freeholders and citizens, as we may think fit and qualified to be
our representatives in the town administration. . . .
. . . In the meantime I authorize you by virtue of the authority
which is vested in you by His Majesty's Instructions to appoint,
subject to His Majesty's confirmation, two Councillors in the room of
the Colonial Secretary and Auditor, whom you will select from the
most respectable and the most intelligent of those colonists who
usually reside in Cape Town, whether they be of Dutch origin or
British born subjects.The Council of Government will then consist of the following
CAPE COLONY: LORD GODERICH TO LIEUT.-
GOVERNOR BOURKE, 14 June 1827
|The Chief Justice of the colony for the time being,|
|The Officer next in command to the Commander of the forces for
the time being,|
|The Treasurer and Accountant General of the colony for the time
|Lieutenant Colonel Bell,|
By that arrangement you will perceive that it is not intended that
the Colonial Secretary should for the future hold ex-officio a seat in
the Council. . . .
CAPE COLONY: INSTRUCTIONS TO GOVERNOR
SIR BENJAMIN D'URBAN, 8 November 1833
. . . Fourth. And whereas We have by Our said Commission under
the Great Seal of Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
bearing date the twenty third day of October in the fourth year of
Our reign, declared Our will and pleasure that there should be within
Our said settlement a Council to be called the Legislative Council____________________
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Book title: British Colonial Developments, 1774-1834.
Contributors: Vincent Harlow - Author, Frederick Madden - Author.
Publisher: Clarendon Press.
Place of publication: Oxford.
Publication year: 1953.
Page number: 115.
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