Romaine to Under-Secretary of State
16 Septr 1867
Sir
I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to transmit herewith for the information of His Grace the Duke of Buckingham & Chandos an extract of a letter from Rear Adml The Honble G.F. Hastings dated 1 August No 100 reporting disturbances having arisen between rival claimants of mining property in the District of Cariboo on the Upper Fraser River.
I am Sir
Your obedient Servant
W.G. Romaine
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
Mr Seymour talked of an "insurrection" & did not mention Commr Porcher but I observe the Admirals letter is 1 day later than the Govrs despatch. Put by.
WR 20 Sept 67
I cannot help inferring from this & the "Canada News" herewith, that Gov Seymour has made rather too much of this affair.
FR 21/9
CBA 22/9
B&C 24/9
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Extract, G. Hastings to Admiralty, 1 August 1867, regarding Seymour's request for assistance in quelling a dispute in Cariboo.
Romaine, William Govett to Adderley, Charles Bowyer 16 September 1867, CO 60:30, no. 9326, 46. 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/B675AD11.html.

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