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Power to Her Majesty to
der of Lands,
&c., of the
Rights of the
Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, upon such Terms and Conditions as may be agreed upon by and between Her Majesty and the said Governor and Company as hereinafter mentioned:
Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, as follows:
1. This Act may be cited as "Rupert's Land Act, 1868."
2. For the Purposes of this Act the Term "Rupert's Land," shall include the whole of the Lands and Territories held or claimed to be held by the said Governor and Company.
3. It shall be competent for the said Governor and Company to surrender to Her Majesty, and for Her Majesty by any Instrument under Her Sign Manual and Signet to accept a Surrender of all or any of the Lands, Territories, Rights, Privileges, Liberties, Franchises, Powers and Authorities whatsoever granted or purported to be granted by the said Letters Patent to the said Governor and Company within Rupert's Land, upon such Terms and Conditions as shall be agreed upon by and between Her Majesty and the said Governor and Company; provided however, that such Surrender shall not be accepted by Her Majesty until the Terms and Conditions upon which Rupert's Land shall be admitted into the said Dominion of Canada shall have been approved of by Her Majesty, and embodied in an Address to Her Majesty from both the Houses of the Parliament of Canada in pursuance of the One hundred and forty-sixth Section of the British North America Act, 1867; and that the said Surrender and Acceptance thereof shall be null and void unless within a Month from the Date of Such Acceptance Her Majesty does by Order in Council under the Provisions of the said last recited Act admit Rupert's Land into the said Dominion; provided further, that no Charge shall be imposed by such Terms upon the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom.
4. Upon the Acceptance by Her Majesty of such Surrender all Rights of Government and Proprietary Rights, and all other Privileges, Liberties, Franchises, Powers and Authorities whatsoever, granted or purported to be granted by the said Letters Patent to the said Governor and Company within Rupert's Land, and which shall have been so surrendered, shall be absolutely extinguished; provided that nothing herein contained shall prevent the said Governor and Company from continuing to carry on in Rupert's Land or elsewhere Trade and Commerce.
5. It shall be competent to Her Majesty by any such Order or Orders in Council as aforesaid, on Address from the Houses of the Council to ad- Parliament of Canada, to declare that Rupert's Land shall, from a
by Order in
form Part of
Date to be therein mentioned, be admitted into and become Part mit Rupert's of the Dominion of Canada; and thereupon it shall be lawful for Land into and the Parliament of Canada from the Date aforesaid to make, or- the Dominion dain, and establish within the Land and Territory so admitted as of Canada. aforesaid all such Laws, Institutions, and Ordinances, and to constitute such Courts and Officers, as may be necessary for the Peace, Order, and good Government of Her Majesty's Subjects and others therein: Provided that, until otherwise enacted by the said Parliament of Canada, all the Powers, Authorities, and Jurisdiction of the several Courts of Justice now established in Rupert's present Courts Land, and of the several Officers thereof, and of all Magistrates and Officers and Justices now acting within the said Limits, shall continue in full force and effect therein.
ANNO TRICESIMO-PRIMO ET TRICESIMO-SECUNDO.
VICTORIE REGIN Æ.
An Act to amend the Law relating to the Registration of
[31st July 1868.]
E it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, as follows:
ficates of Registry, sub
1. The Governor or Officer lawfully administering the Govern- Grant of terment of any British Possession may from Time to Time, with the minable CertiApproval of One of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, make Regulations providing that on an Application for Registra- ject to Condition under the Merchant Shipping Act, 1854, in that Possession of tions, in Coloany Ship not exceeding Sixty Tons Burden, the Registrar may grant, in lieu of a Certificate of Registry as required by that Act, a Certificate of Registry to be terminable at the End of Six Months from the granting thereof, or of any longer Period; and all Certificates of Registry granted under any such Regulations shall be in such Form and shall have Effect subject to such Conditions as the Regulations prescribe.
2. Notwithstanding anything in the Merchant Shipping Act, Ship to be 1854, or in any other Act, any Ship to which a Certificate is tered. granted under any such Regulations shall, while such Certificate is in force, and in relation to all Things done or omitted during that Period, be deemed a registered British Ship.
3. The Governor of any British Possession abroad may from Governors Time to Time appoint fit and proper Persons to be Surveyors, abroad may who
appoint Sur- who shall have and exercise within such Possession all the Powers
4. This Act shall be read as One Act with the Merchant Ship-
5. This Act may be cited as The Colonial Shipping Act, 1868.