Romaine to Under-Secretary of State
8 December 1868
Sir
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 of the 30th October No 194 from Rear Admiral The Honble G.F. Hastings, reporting the steps he has taken in consequence of Anticipated Fenian Attacks on Vancouver Island.
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Your obedient Servant
W.G. Romaine
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Sir F. Rogers
The telegram is not recorded in the Dept.
Gov. Seymour reported 1st Sept. that he arrived at New Westminster on a visit—our latest dates from him are the 7 Septr.ThisManuscript image This is the 1st I had heard of this attempt.
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We heard from the FO Consul at N. York thro' the F.O. that one of the intentions of the Fenians was to attack V.C.I. from Sn Francisco, wh news was telegraphed to Gov. Seymour.
Put by.
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Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Rear Admiral Hastings to Secretary of the Admiralty, 30 October 1868, advising a proposed trip to Mexico and the Sandwich Islands had been cancelled after receipt of a telegram advising of an imminent Fenian attack upon the colony, with comments.
Romaine, William Govett to Monsell, William 8 December 1868, CO 60:34, no. 13555, 64. 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/B685AD17.html.

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