Romaine to Under-Secretary of State
5 May 1868
I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, to transmit herewith, for the information of His Grace the Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, a copy of a letter from Rear Admiral Hastings of 12th March No 41, and its enclosure, relative to anticipated Fenian disturbances in Vancouver Island.
I am Sir,
Your obedient Servant
W.G. Romaine
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
The telegram recd on the 3rd from Govr Seymour, & which was dated the 1st inst, stated that Victoria was the Capital, & also said (I think) "no Fenians."
CC 6 May
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The last sentence appears to indicate the settlement of the Capital Question of wh, I think,Manuscript image there has been news by telegram.
FR 7/5
CBA 9/5
B&C 10/5
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Rear Admiral Hastings to Admiralty, 12 March 1868, reporting anticipated Fenian disturbances in Vancouver Island.
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Hastings to Seymour, 24 February 1868, advising of extra precautions taken in expectation of impending Fenian arrival.
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Seymour to Hastings, 4 March 1868, thanking him for protective measures and promising a meeting as soon as possible.
Other documents included in the file
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Rogers to Secretary to the Admiralty, 16 May 1868, advising of receipt of telegram from Seymour reporting "No Fenians."
Minutes by CO staff
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Should the substance of the Telegram so far as it affects the Capital be communicated to the Petitioners—Sproat & others.
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Perhaps better wait for the despatch.
Romaine, William Govett to Adderley, Charles Bowyer 5 May 1868, CO 60:34, no. 4660, 7. 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.

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