No. 60
Victoria
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.
Seymour, Frederick to Grenville, Richard 9 June 1868, CO 60:32, no. 7430, 493. 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/B68060.html.

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