No. 10
Downing Street
24th February 1865
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Despatch No. 69 of the 23rd of November reporting the execution of two chiefs of the Chilicoten Tribe of Indians, with three of their followers who had taken part in the recent massacre at Bute Inlet.
It is satisfactory to learn that the law has beenvindicatedManuscript image vindicated, and I trust that the effect may be to produce a salutary impression on the Native race.
I entirely approve the measures of relief towards the starving Indians which from a sense of humanity, and I doubt not also of true policy, you have adopted.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
humble servant
Edward Cardwell
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