No. 71
31 October 1867
Sir,
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch No. 92 of the 16th of August, containing information with reference to a disturbance which has arisen between rival claimants of Mining property in the District of Cariboo, and reporting the state of affairs upon yourdepartureManuscript image departure from the Country.
I have also to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch No. 93 of the 16th of August relating to a correspondence which has taken place between yourself and Rear Admiral Hastings, on the subject of the position which Her Majesty's ships would observe towards the Colonial Authorities, in the event of an insurrection occuring in the Territory; a copy of which has been sent to the board of Admiralty.
I approve of the steps you have taken withtheManuscript image the object of putting an end to these disturbances, and with reference to your despatch No. 93, I enclose the substance of a Telegram which was sent.
Although I am not prepared to say that in circumstances such as you describe the Colony is in no case to obtain any assistance from Her Majesty's Military or Naval Forces in the neighbourhood, yet I wish you and the colonists clearly to understand that in British Columbia as in Canada and in other Colonies the duty of providing for the maintenanceofManuscript image of internal tranquility devolves entirely upon them.
I have the honor to be
Sir,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Buckingham & Chandos
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Copy, Buckingham to Seymour, 31 October 1867, "containing information with reference to a disturbance which has arisen between rival claimants of mining property in the District of Cariboo."
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"Substance of a Telegram sent to Governor Seymour," regarding assitance the Admiral might give in the form of men landed.
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"Substance of a Telegram sent to Governor Seymour," stating that the Admiral is able to send assistance but does not wish to send more men than would be needed.
Grenville, Richard to Seymour, Frederick 31 October 1867, NAC RG7:G8C/14, 402. 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/B677171.html.

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