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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 8

The Chinese

page 26

The Chinese.

The Convention adopted the following Report respecting the Chinese:—

"1st. That it is the opinion of this committee, that the introduction of more Chinese into this colony is an evil of great magnitude.

"2nd. That this Committee suggest the necessity of petitioning the Government to enact a law to prevent the further influx of Chinese to this colony.

"3rd. That this Committee request the Legislature to enact a law making it imperative upon the Chinese to leave the colony before the end of six months from the passing of said act, and that no protection tickets be granted for a longer period. And that we are urgent on this subject, as we believe the miners are restrained from summarily dealing with the Chinese by the belief entertained that the question is likely to be satisfactorily arranged by the Executive.

4th. That Mr. Quinlan be requested to draw up a memorial embodying the foregoing resolutions, and the opinions as expressed by the members of this Committee."