[Note in file:]

Letter from Col Moody to Govr Douglas, enclosing his observations on the immediate measures for Military Defence of the Colony.

Recd in an Envelope from Governor (annexed) without any covering Despatch.
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
The address on the Envelope is in the hand writing of Govr Douglas' Secretary. But the Governor abstains from accompanying Colonel Moody's Manuscript imagesuggestions with any comment. Is this intentional? Properly this should be referred back to the Governor for his report. Supposing he adopts Colonel Moody's views the subject will then be brought fully under consideration.
ABd 26 Sepr
HM S 28
CF Octr 1
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It is clear to me that the Govr wrote no covering despatch because he did not receive this hurried letter in time.
I suspect Coll Moody wrote it more from impulse than reflection. At any rate he promises "further explanation by a future mail." I do not think it necessary to refer this back to the Govr (relying upon hearing from him by next Mail) & I should await Coll Ms further letter.
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Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Moody to Douglas, 8 August 1859, enclosing report noted below and requesting that it be forwarded to the secretary of state.
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Moody to Douglas, making observations on immediate measures needed for the military defence of "the colony."
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Envelope addressed to "Her Majesty's principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, &c &c &c, Downing Street, London, England."