No. 12
Downing Street
2 September 1858
In my [Vancouver Island] despatch of the 31st July, No 6, 1 I directed your attention to the treatment of the Native Indians in the Country which it has so recently been decided to establish as a British Colony. I regard that subject as one whichManuscript image demands your prompt and careful consideration. I now transmit to you the Copy of a letter from the Aborigines Protection invoking the protection of Her Majesty's Government on behalf of these people. I readily repeat my earnest injunctions to you to endeavour to secure this object. At the same time I beg you to observe that I must not be understood as adopting the views of the Society astoManuscript image to the means by which this may be best accomplished.
I have the honor to be
Your most Obedient
Humble Servant
E B Lytton