No. 14
24 February 1868
Sir,
I have received your Despatch of the 18th October reporting that affairs were in a more satisfactory state in Cariboo, and expressing your hope that the liberty to detach Officers and men from Her Majesty's Ships for the purpose of enforcing order, which was allowed to AdmiralHastingsManuscript image Hastings in conformity with the telegram of 18th of September may not be withdrawn.
A request for specific instructions has also been addressed to the Lords of the Admiralty by Admiral Hastings.
Their Lordships have informed me, and have instructed Admiral Hastings that the Commanding Officers of Her Majesty's ships will always be ready, at any place where they may be, to afford local aid in support of law and order, but that their Lordships cannot sanction as an established regulationtheManuscript image the sending of Officers and men to a long distance from their ships, thereby rendering the ships inefficient and possible endangering even their safety, and that any measure of this kind can only be justified by such circumstances of pressing and exceptional necessity as it is impossible to define beforehand by rule.
Instructions in the above terms will be addressed by the Lords of the Admiralty to Admiral Hastings.
I have the honor to be
Sir,
Your most obedient humble Servant
Buckingham & Chandos
People in this document

Grenville, Richard

Hastings, George Fowler

Seymour, Frederick

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Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty

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Cariboo Region

Grenville, Richard to Seymour, Frederick 24 February 1868, NAC RG7:G8C/15, 59. 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/B687014.html.

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