Romaine to Under-Secretary of State
15 February 1869
I am commanded by My Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to acquaint you for the information of Earl Granville that a Letter has been received from Rear Admiral The Hon. G. Hastings dated 1st Janry/69 No. 1 in which he stated that he had despatched the "Sparrowhawk" to Salt Spring (Admiralty) Island, between Esquimalt and Nanaimo, to support the local authorities in the maintenance of order; a murder havingbeenManuscript image been lately committed there and a somewhat unsatisfactory state of affairs existing amongst the settlers and the Indians in that neighbourhood.
I am,
Your obedient Servant
W.G. Romaine
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Sandford
Nothing from the Govr yet.
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Sir F. Rogers
? Wait.
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Mr Monsell
(I have kept this inadvertently supposing that it related to another matter wh I have had in hand. It is of no consequence as we can but wait.)
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G March 1/69
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See 3838 Adm. Put by.
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