No. 33
Downing Street
8 September 1860
Sir,
I am directed by the Secretary of State to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch No. 34 of the 7th of July last, reporting that disturbances had arisen amongst the Native Tribes of Vancouver Island.  
The Secretary of State entertains no doubt of the propriety of disarming such
a
a dangerous race as the Hydah tribe, and directs me to express his hope that the measures you have set in operation with a view of preserving good order among the Indians generally may be successful.  
I have etc.
C. Fortescue

Governor Douglas
 
Despatch from London:
Fortescue to Douglas, 8 September 1860, Libraries and Archives Canada, LAC, RG7, G8C/2. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871. Ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria: University of Victoria. http://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/getDoc.htm?id=V607033.scx. Accessed 24 September 2018. 

Last modified: 14:42:15, 16/2/2015