Romaine to Under-Secretary of State
24 July 1868
I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to transmit herewith, for the information of the Secretary of State for the Colonies, a copy of a letter from Rr Admiral, Honle G. Hastings, dated the 16th Ulto No 92, relative to the murder of some Indians in British Columbia and the steps proposed to be taken bytheManuscript image the Admiral, in concert with the Governor, to discover the Murderers.
I am
Your obedient Servant
W.G. Romaine
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
This has crossed your letter sending to the Admiralty a copy of the Governor's despatch (7430) reporting these Murders. It remains to be seen what action the Govr will take on theManuscript image matter.
Ackn. receipt & say that the Duke of Buckingham learns with much satisfaction that Admiral Hastings has expressed his readiness to cooperate with the Govr in arresting the Murderers.
Ackn. receipt of the Govrs despatch 7430 & say that from a communication recd from the Admiralty his Grace has learned with much satisfaction &c—& add that the Govr will of course not fail to report the result of the steps he may have taken for arresting the Murderers?
CC 27 July
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I agree.
FR 27/7
B&C 30/7
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Rear Admiral Hastings to Secretary of the Admiralty, 16 June 1868, reporting on "disturbances amongst the Indians in the north."
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Buckingham to Seymour, No. 57, 3 August 1868 expressing satisfaction that Hastings and Seymour are cooperating to arrest the individuals responsible for “the massacre of nine Indians at” Metlakatla.
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Rogers to Secretary of the Admiralty, 5 August 1868, expressing satisfaction at the cooperation offered by Hastings.