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PROVINCE OF CANADA
PASSED IN THE
TWENTY-FOURTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF HER MAJESTY
AND IN THE FOURTH SESSION OF THE SIXTH PARLIAMENT OF CANADA.
Begun and holden at Quebec on the Sixteenth day of March, in the year of
Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty-one.
THE RIGHT HONORABLE SIR EDMUND WALKER HEAD, BARONET, K. C. B.
LAW PRINTER TO THE QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY.
Anno Doinini, 1861.
An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of
moncy required for defraying certain expenses of the Civil Government for the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one, and for certain other expenses connected with the public service, and also for raising a Loan on the credit of the Consolidated Revenue Fund.
[Assented to 18th May, 1861.]
Most GRACIOUS SOVEREIGN :
Preamble. Walker Head, Governor General of British North America, and Captain General and Governor in Chief in and over this Province of Canada, and the Estimates accompanying the same, laid before both Houses of the Provincial Parliament, it appears that the sums hereinafter mentioned are required to defray certain expenses of the Civil Government of this Province and of the Public Service thereof, for the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one; May it therefore please Your Majesty that it be enacted, and be it enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and Assembly of Canada, that,
1. From and out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund of this $2, 349,933 23 Province, there shall be and may be paid and applied a sum cts. appronot exceeding in the whole the sum of two million three hun- priated for dred and forty nine thousand, nine hundred and thirty-three Civil Governdollars, and twenty-three cents, for defraying the several ment, &c., for charges and expenses of the Civil Government and Public 1861. Service of this Province, for the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one, and other purposes set forth in the Schedule to this Act.
2. It shall be lawful for the Governor in Council to authorize the raising, by way of loan, on the credit of the Consolidated Revenue Fund of this Province, of a sum not exceeding two million dollars, to be placed to the credit of the said Consolidated Revenue Fund towards making good the sums charged upon the said Fund by this Act, for the Public Service.
How such 3. For the purpose of raising such sum as aforesaid, it shall loan may be be lawful for the Governor in Council to authorize the sale of raised.
Provincial Stock, or the issuing of Debentures, or both, to an amount not exceeding in the whole the sum last aforesaid; and
any Debentures so to be issued may be in such form, for such Rate of inte separate sums, at such rate of interest not exceeding five per rest limited. centum per annum, and the principal and interest thereon may
be made payable at such periods and at such places, as to the Governor in Council shall seem most expedient, the said principal and interest being hereby made chargeable upon the said Consolidated Revenue Fund of this Province.
Accounts to be 4. Accounts in detail of all moneys received and paid under laid before this Act, and of the Debentures issued and the interest thereon, Parliament.
and of the redemption of the whole or any part of such Debentures, and of all expenses attending the collection and payment of the sums of money collected, received or paid under the authority of this Act, shall be laid before both Houses of the Legislature of this Province at each Session thereof.
Account to 5. The due application of the moneys raised and expended Her Majesty. under the authority of this Act, shall be accounted for to Her
Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, through the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, in such manner and form as Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors shall be pleased to direct.
SUMS GRANTED TO HER MAJESTY BY THIS ACT, AND THE PURPOSES FOR
WHICH THEY ARE GRANTED.
Administration of Justice, East. To meet Contingent Expenses of the Administration of justice in L. C., not otherwise provided for.......
Administration of Justice, West. Salaries, Court of Chancery.
Do Court of Queen's Bench and Common Pleas... To meet Contingent Expenses of the Administration of
Justice, U. C., not otherwise provided for.....
Amount required to meet the expenses of the Water Police,
Quebec, for the present year..
1861, $107.0, of which to be borne by the Harbour
Commissioners $3700, balance required
Penitentiary, Reformatories and Prison Inspections.