Lennox to Elliot (Assistant Under-Secretary)
28th Oct 1867
I have laid before my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty your Letter of the 22nd Inst with its enclosures from the Governor of Columbia, respecting disturbances between Rival Claimants of a Mining Property in the district of Cariboo on the Upper Fraser River, nearly 500 Miles distant from the Seat of Government at New Westminster.
With reference to the complaint made by the Governor that Rear Admiral Hastings had declined to detach any Force from the Ships under his OrdersatManuscript image at Esquimalt for a place so remote as Cariboo, their Lordships desire me to state for the information of His Grace The Duke of Buckingham and Chandos that they approve of the conduct of the Admiral in this matter, and I enclose a Copy of the Instructions given in 1864 to his Predecessor in the Naval Command in the Pacific not to detach Officers and Men to a distance from their Ships, but to limit his co-operation to such measures as could be executed by the Vessels or by their Boats acting in their immediate vicinity.
I am Sir,
Your obedient servant
Henry G. Lennox
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Forward copy of this to Govr Seymour for his information & guidance, & with reference to Govr No 93 of the 16 Augt.
WR 31 Oct 67
Sir F. Rogers
We know from private sources that Govr Semour has got on without Marines. It certainly would have been a very distant expedition from their ships.
Transmit as proposed?
TFE 8/11
FR 8/11
B&C 14/11
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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H.C. Pennell to Rear Admiral Denman, 16 July 1864, conveying orders regarding the deployment of his officers and men in the service of the colony.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Buckingham to Seymour, No. 85, 18 November 1867 transmitting “the instructions issued in 1864 to the Admiral in the Pacific on the subject of detaching a force from the Ships under his Orders in the event of disturbances arising in the interior of British Columbia.”