The Hong Kong Government Gazette/Old Series/No 10
Victoria, Hongkong; Saturday, November 26, 1853.
Anno decimo septimo Victoriæ Reginæ.
No. 2 of 1853.
By His Excellency Sir Samuel George Bonham, Baronet, Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of the Trade British Subjects in China, with the Advice of the Legislative Council of Hongkong.
Title.An Ordinance for the Removal of Doubts regarding the Right of Aliens to hold and Transfer Property within the Colony of Hongkong.
[17th November, 1853.]
Preamble.Whereas Doubts have arisen regarding the Right of Aliens to hold and transfer Property within the Colony of Hongkong: Be it therefore enacted and ordained by His Excellency The Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, in pursuance of the Act made and passed at a Session holden in the Tenth and Eleventh Years of the Reign of Her Majesty, intituled "An Act for the Naturalization of Aliens," and of the Power inherent in the said Governor and Council:—
Aliens entitled to acquire and hold Lands in the Colony.I. That it shall be lawful for any Alien, and he or she is hereby declared entitled, by Grant, Conveyance, Lease, Assignment, or Bequest, or otherwise, to take, acquire, hold and possess, any Lands or other immoveable Property situated in this Island;And to sell, transfer, assign, or bequeath the same. and the said Lands or other Property as aforesaid to sell, transfer, assign, or bequeath, to any other Person, as fully and effectually to all intents and purposes, and with the same Rights, Remedies, Exemptions, and Privileges, as if he or she were a Natural Born Subject of Her Majesty residing in this Island.
Acts heretofore done by Aliens to be valid.II. And that every such Grant, Conveyance, Lease, Assignment, or Request, Sale, Transfer, or other Act heretofore made or done by or with any such Alien, shall be deemed in Law as valid and effectual as if it had been made or done by or with any Natural Born British Subject.
S. G. Bonham.
Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong,
this 17th Day of November, 1853.
L. D'Alamada e Castro,
Clerk of Councils.
The next general mails by the Erin, will be closed at 6 o'clock P.M. on Saturday, the 26th instant; and the customary Supplementary Mail will be made up following Morning between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.
Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,
18th November, 1853.
All Persons having Claims against the Estate of the late William Morrison, Colonial Surgeon, are requested to send them in to Mrs. Morrison forthwith; and those indebted to the said Estate are requested to make payment to her.
T. D. Neave,
One of the Executors.
Hongkong, 22d October, 1853.