No. 23
Downing Street
16 November 1866
I have the honor to transmit to you with reference to previous correspondence on the subject, the accompanying copy of a Despatch from the Governor of Vancouver Island respecting the sale by Traders of Spirituous liquors to Indians in the PeaceRiverManuscript image River and Athabasca districts.
It will be one of your earliest duties to consider what measures should be adopted to check so grave an evil.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
humble servant

Other documents included in the file
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Macdonald to Seymour, 16 November 1866, forwarding a despatch and schedules of despatches from Kennedy regarding the sale of liquor to First Nations.
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"Schedule of a Despatch from Governor Kennedy Vancouver Island, No 67 3rd September 1866 to Mr. Cardwell."
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"Extract from the Minutes of a Meeting of the Committee of the Hudson's Bay Company held November 20th 1866" regarding the sale of liquor to First Nations.