Separate [No. 140 crossed out]
18th October 1867
My Lord Duke,
With reference to my despatches noted in the margin
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Separate—30st July.
No. 92—16th Augt.
No. 99—4th Sept.
I have the honor to state that affairs appear to be in a more satisfactory state in CariboonowManuscript image now than when I last wrote.
2. The substance of Your Grace's telegram was telegraphed by me at once to Mr Brew with orders to enforce the law at any price [and] reached Cariboo the day before Mr Justice Needham gave his judgement and I have no doubt had considerable effect in assisting in a quiet settlement of the Case. Mr Needham gave judgement in favour of the FlumeCompanyManuscript image Company and their Adversaries, the Canadian Company, acquiesced in a decision which deprived them of their Gold and of a rich claim.
3. I trust that no fresh orders contrary to the spirit of the telegram will be given to Admiral Hastings. On the contrary I hope that the written instructions will furnish him with still greater liberty of actionshouldManuscript image should I unfortunately have to appeal to him for assistance. The records of Your Grace's office will shew how chary I have been of making use of any physical force placed within my reach in Honduras and elsewhere.
4. I may mention here that the moderation of my conduct in the late affair at Cariboo has brought down upon me anamountManuscript image amount of abuse and invective from the Victoria Journals which it is impossible for Your Grace, without a knowledge of that town or a perusal of the papers to imagine.
I have the honor to be,
My Lord Duke,
Your most obedient,
humble Servant.
Frederick Seymour
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
Ackn. receipt & refer to the D. of Buckingham's despatch No 85 (see 10657) sending copy of the instructions sent to the Admiral.
CC 4 Dec
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Yes, but Mr S will not like them.
FR 4/12
CBA 6/12
B&C 6/12
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Buckingham to Seymour, no number, no date, discussing how support will remain available from admirals stationed in British Columbia to Seymour in times of need.
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
See 12037 further from Admiralty herewith.
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Another draft substituted. See Admy 12354.
Seymour, Frederick to Grenville, Richard 18 October 1867, CO 60:29, no. 11770, 313. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/B67139SQ.html.

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