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Creating a Melbourne Supreme Court Creating a Melbourne Supreme Court

Public Record Office Victoria

Public Record Office Victoria (State Archives of Victoria, Australia)

Public Record Office Victoria (State Archives of Victoria, Australia)

In answer to the memorial from the merchants etc here praying the establishment of a Supreme Court and appointment of a resident judge

In answer to the memorial from the merchants etc here praying the establishment of a Supreme Court and appointment of a resident judge

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  • Title: Creating a Melbourne Supreme Court Creating a Melbourne Supreme Court
  • Creator: Public Record Office Victoria, Public Record Office Victoria
  • Date Created: 1840-06-26
  • Provenance: VPRS 19 Unit 6 1840/639, VPRS 19 Unit 6 1840/639
  • Transcript: Col. Sec. In answer to memorial from the merchants etc here praying the establishment of a Supreme Court and appointment of a Resident Judge. Colonial Secretary's office; Sydney, 26th June 1840. Sir, I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 6th instant, no, 440, enclosing a memorial from a number of the inhabitants of the District of Port Phillip, praying the establishment of a Supreme Court at that place, and the appointment of a resident judge. In reply, I am directed by the Governor to inform you, that a Bill will very shortly be laid before (bottom corner) His Honor C.J. La Trobe Esq Superintendant Port Phillip

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