Letter to Attorney General Re: Robinson's Land

The Honorable

The Attorney General

Maple Bay March 9 1869


In answer to your letter of the 6th Feb, requesting to know what had been done in the Estate of the late Wm Robinson, of Salt Spring Island, deceased, intestate, I have to inform you that after holding an Inquest upon the body I made search amongst his papers in order to find whether he had left any will, or papers, relative to the disposing of his property, but could not find any. I then took an Inventory of the effects and placed them as security untill I could go to Victoria, I then laid the case before the Honorable Chief Justice Needham, and was appointed Official Administrator to the Estate, I afterwards disposed of what effects he was possessed of, and acting under the instructions of the Honorable Chief Justice I sold the Improvements upon the section of land he had pre empted. After paying what bills were owing, and the expenses incurred, I laid an account of my Administratorship before the Supreme Court [and] placed the balance in the hands of the Registrar

I have the honor to be
Your Most Obedient Servant

John Morley

Source: BCA, Colonial Correspondence, F168-1, GR1372, John Morley, Letter to Attorney General Re: Robinson's Land, March 9, 1869

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