The information and Complaint of David Hart of Victoria int the Colony aforesaid (Vancouver Island), taken this Seventh day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty four before me Augustus J. Pemberton, Esqr. one of Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the said Colony of Vancouver Island and its Dependencies, who being sworn upon his Oath, saith,
There is a building on Johnson Street situated between Government & Broad Streets Kept by Charles King & Christopher Solburgh trading under the name of King+Co and which said building is used as a dancing Saloon—I am in the habit of passing the said building every night on my way home oand on each night during the past week commencing on the first day of November instant a number of disorderly persons have been congregated in front of the said building, and on the Public footpath using profane and obscene language—My house is situated at the rear of the said building and on every night as aforesaid I ave suffered great annoyances [sic] from the noise and disorder which takes place on those premises.
I consider the said house to be a public nuisance and I pray that it may be abated.
The noise coming from the music, dancing, and shouting is intolerable, and is continued until a late hour in the night.
Sworn before me the day and date first before written—Sigd A.J. PEMBERTON
Sigd DAVID HART