This was contemporarily known as the "Authority Book", and into it was copied inward correspondence, internal memoranda and outward correspondence relating to the subjects indicated in the title, as well as on other matters requiring the Colonial Secretary's or Lieutenant-Governor's sanction. For example, there are papers on such subjects as the sale of stock, the swearing-in of persons to perform certain duties, travelling expenses, etc. The subjects almost entirely come under the Police Department. There is a register giving the number of the authority, the date, the subject, and a page reference. Many entries quote file references to correspondence in CSO 24.
These records are part of the holdings of the Tasmanian Archives