No. 119
10 November 1868
My Lord Duke,
On the 9th ultimo I had the honor to receive a telegram in cipher from Your Grace. Some of the words were unintelligible but I makeoutManuscript image out the meaning to be as follows The Foreign department have information which may be correct of Fenian attack may be attempted on Vancouver Island. Prepare.
2. I lost no time in communicating to Rear Admiral Hastings a copy of this Telegram. Having no other ShipsofManuscript image of any force in the harbour, he has been good enough to delay, for the present, the departure for the South of his own flag-ship, the "Zealous."
3. Anonymous warnings continually reach me from San Francisco and Portland, but I not not feel under any present anxietyonManuscript image on the subject.
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
See from Admiralty 13555 & minute on it.
Tt copy to F.O. for information.
See also 155 & 156 recd today from Admiralty.
CC 5 Jany 69
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Hardly worth sending to F.O. I think. It is our affair to look after the safety of B.C.
FR 7/1
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Put by.
WM 8/1
G 10/1