Briggs to Under-Secretary of State
11 September 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, an extract of a letter from Rear Admiral Hastings, dated the 10 Augt No 135, relative to the state of Affairs at the Church Mission Station of KincaulittatManuscript image at the mouth of the Naas River.
I am
Your obedient Servant
John Henry Briggs
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Ackn. & thank?
CC 14 Sept
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I have a strong general objection to thanking public Departments for any reports they forwardtoManuscript image to us for information.
In the first place it is their duty, and therefore they deserve no thanks.
In the second place to write a letter to thank them wastes their time and ours.
We never fail to send to the Admiralty and all other Offices any Colonial report which concerns them, and we expect no thanks.
I think that the letter should be put by.
TFE 14 Sept
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By all means.
CBA 16/9
B&C 18/9
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Extracts, Rear Admiral Hastings to Admiralty, 10 August 1868, respecting Captain Porcher's investigation of disturbances among the "Indians" at the Kincaulitt Mission.