No. 60
9th June 1868
My Lord Duke,
I have the honor to forward copy of a letter which I have just received from Mr Wm Duncan, Magistrate and Missionary at Metlakahtla in this Colony.
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2. Rear Admiral Hastings is happily now on the Northern Coast in Her Majesty's Ship "Sparrowhawk" and will I have no doubt furnish assistance to Mr Duncan.
3. It is my intention to visit Queen Charlotte's Island shortly and I shall call at Metlakahtla.
I have the honor to be
My Lord Duke
Your Grace's most obedient
humble Servant
Frederick Seymour
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
I suppose we must wait till we hear further.
CC 18 July
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Most lamentable—I wd send this to Admy—saying that H.G. considered it a matter of great moment that this infant settlement of native Christians shd not be allowed to [be] destroyed, & that he wd be glad to receive any intelligence that their Lps may receive on the subject from Adml Hastings.
FR 18/7
CBA 20/7
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At once.
B&C 20/7
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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William Duncan to Seymour, 16 May 1868, describing a massacre of native Christians and requesting assistance.
Other documents included in the file
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Rogers to Secretary of the Admiralty, 24 July 1868, forwarding copy of the despatch and enclosure and asking for any information received from Hastings on the subject.