No. 89
4 February 1859
I have the honor of transmitting for your information the copy of a letter from the Lieutenant Governor dated, Fort Yale 17th January, to which allusion was made in my Despatch NoManuscript imageNo 80, of the 22nd January last, and which could not, for want of time, be got ready to foward by the same conveyance.
2. The copy of a subsequent communication from the Lieutenant Governor dated Langley, 22 January is also herewith forwarded, reporting that the authority of the Law has been maintained, and that quietness now prevails among all classes at Fort Yale and in the neighbourhood.
TheManuscript image3. The Lieutenant Governor had however considered it prudent to leave the Detachment of Royal Marines under Lieutenant Howard S. Jones for a week longer, to aid and support the Chief Inspector of Police. He brought back the Royal Engineers to Langley, and also the Seamen, who rejoined Her Majesty's Ship Plumper at that place.
4. The Lieutenant Governor and Judge Begbie returned to this place a few days ago by the Plumper, and the former proposesManuscript imageproposes to address me a special Report upon the subject of the last disturbance at Yale.
5. I gratefully acknowledge the prompt and zealous co-operation of Captain Prevost, the Senior Naval Officer, in furnishing a force for the suppression of those disturbances, and of Captain Richards who commanded the Naval Force and despatched it from Fort Langley to the support of the Lieutenant Governor, who notices with especial commendation the services of Lieutenant R.C. Mayne R.N. and of Mr Ogilvie of the Hudson's Bay Company'sManuscript imageCompany's service.
I have etc.
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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ABd 30/3
I hope that punishment will be inflicted on McGowan but we must wait for further information. Send extract to Admiralty?
C Mch 31
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Send to Admiralty with an expression of thanks.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft, Merivale to Secretary to the Admiralty, 11 April 1859, forwarding copy of the despatch for information.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Moody to Douglas, 17 January 1859, regarding the summons issued to Edward McGowan at Hills Bar.
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Moody to Douglas, 22 January 1859, reporting quiet had been restored at Fort Yale.