Victoria by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the Colonies and Dependencies thereof in Europe Asia Africa America and Australasia Queen Defender of the Faith and so forth.
TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME
WHEREAS by Section One of An Act passed in the Session of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia held in the forty-fourth year of Her Majesty's reign intituled "An Act to amend the Public Parks Act 1876" it is declared that it shall be lawful for the Lieutenant Governor in Council from time to time to grant and convey any public park or pleasure ground set apart or reserved out of any Crown Lands of the Province for the recreation and enjoyment of the public to the Municipal Council of Corporation of any City or Town within the Province upon trust to maintain and preserve the same for the use recreation and enjoyment of the public and any such Corporation to whom such grant or conveyance shall be made shall have power to hold the lands thereby conveyed upon the trusts and for the purposes aforesaid.
AND WHEREAS the hereditaments and premises hereinaftermore particularly described being the public park or pleasure ground known as Beacon Hill have been set apart and reserved out of the Crown Lands of the Province for the recreation and enjoyment of the public. AND WHEREAS we have agreed to give and grant the said hereditaments and premises unto the Corporation of the City of Victoria upon and for the trusts intents and purposes herein mentioned. NOW KNOW YE that We do by these presents for Us and our Heirs and Successors in consideration of the premises and for effectuating the intent and purpose herein mentioned give and grant unto the said Corporation of the City of Victoria their successors and assigns ALL that piece or parcel of land known as Beacon Hill Park situate in the District of Victoria known upon the Official Map of the said District as Section 87 (Eighty-seven) The said piece or parcel of land being delineated and coloured red on the Map or Plan thereof hereunto annexed TO HAVE and TO HOLD the said piece or parcel of land and all and singular the premises hereby granted with their appurtenances unto the said Corporation and their successors to and for the several uses, intents and purposes and upon the several trusts and with under and subject to the several powers provisos agreements and declarations expressed and declared of and concerning the same that is to say UPON TRUST to the express use intent and purpose that the said hereditaments and premises hereby granted shall be maintained and preserved by the said Corporation and their successors for the use recreation and enjoyment of the public under the provisions of the Public Parks Act 1876 and the said Act to amend the Public Parks Act 1876 PROVIDED ALWAYS that nothing herein contained shall be construed as purporting to derogate from the powers of the Lieutenant Governor in Council given under the aforesaid Acts.
IN TESTIMONY WHERE OF We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent and the Great Seal of Our Province of British Columbia to be Hereunto affixed Witness the Honourable Clement Francis Cornwall Lieutenant Governor of our Province of British Columbia in our City of Victoria, this twenty-first day of February in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and eight two and in the forty-fifth year of our Reign.