Lushington to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
3 August 1869
I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to transmit for the information of Earl Granville copies of correspondence forwarded by Rear Admiral Honble G.F. Hastings, in his letter of 29 June No 110, relative to the investigation which had taken place in conjunction with the Commanding officer of H.M. Ship Sparrowhawk into certain outrages alleged to have been committed by the Indians on the Crew oftheManuscript image the Barque "John Bright" wrecked in the vicinity of Nootka Sound, North Pacific.
I am, Sir,
Your obedient Servant
Vernon Lushington
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Sandford
See Governors despatch 7494. The result of the Trial of the two Indians for Murder brought down to Victoria in the Sparrowhawk must be waited—except that perhaps some acknt might be made of the readiness of the Naval Authorities to assist the local Govt.
CC 4 Aug
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Ack. accordingly & then wait.
FRS 4/8
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See subsequent 34/9672 July 27, 1869.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Commander W. Mist, HMS Sparrowhawk, to Captain W. Edye, HMS Satellite, 11 May 1869, reporting results of investigation into deaths of crew of John Bright (11 pages).
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Edye to Rear Admiral G.F. Hastings, 13 May 1869, forwarding Mist's report along with a letter from Seymour relating to the inquiry, and a copy of his orders to Mist.
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Seymour to Edye, 1 May 1869, concerning arrangements for the investigation.
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Edye to Mist, 3 May 1869, forwarding copy of Seymour's letter and giving orders for proceeding with the investigation.
Other documents included in the file
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Sandford to Secretary of the Admiralty, 9 August 1869, expressing appreciation for Navy's assistance in the investigation.