Romaine to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
30 October 1862
I am commanded by My Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to send you herewith, for the information of Her Majesty's Secretary of State for the Colonies, a Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Sir Thos Maitland, dated the 3rd Sept, No 264, relating to Indian Outrages on the Coast of British Columbia, and pointing out the necessity of a Military as well as a Naval Force being stationed at Vancouver Island.
The Enclosures from Governor Douglas are not forwarded, asitManuscript image it is presumed that Copies of the Papers have already been received at the Colonial Office from the Governor.
I am, Sir
Your most obedient Servant,
W.G. Romaine
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
It is important to see what Govr Douglas says on this subject. As we have not heard from him on it we should either ask the Admiralty for copies of the documents to whh they refer—or wait until we hear direct from the Governor—which we shall doubtless soon do.
ABd 31 Octr
There was aManuscript image question some time ago of introducing a Regiment of the Line into Vancouver's Island when the Forces in China should be reduced: but it came to nothing.
We need hardly, I think, trouble the Admiralty for a copy of the letter from Governor Douglas: wait for the report which we may expect from himself?
TFE 1 Nov
N 2
No answer appears to have arrived from the Governor; but on the other hand we have heard of no more Indian disturbances and the resolution has been taken to dispense for the present with any regular Garrison, I think therefore that the present letter may be put by.
TFE 22 June
CF 23
N 26
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Admiral Maitland, Commander in Chief, Bacchante, to Secretary of Admiralty, 3 September 1862, reporting as per despatch.