No. 29
Downing Street
20 October 1870
I have the honor to transmit to you a copy of a letter which the Hudson Bay Company have addressed home complaining that the Colonial Government fail to give them any assistance in attempting to check the illegaltrafficManuscript image traffic in spirituous liquors with the Indians on the coast.
I cannot too strongly impress upon you that it is the duty of the Local Government to exert itself to the utmost in the prevention of this trade, the results of which wherever it has been allowed to grow up have been at once ruinous to the Indians, and destructive of peace and good order.
I have to request that you will report to me whether Ordinance No. 28 of 1867 has beenstrictlyManuscript image strictly enforced, or whether its provisions are not sufficiently stringent enough to effect the object for which it was passed.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Sir F. Northcote to Sir F. Rogers, 11 October 1870, complaining of the Colonial Government's failure to provide assistance to the Hudson's Bay Company regarding the traffic of liquor.
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Extract of letter from Chief Factor James A. Grahame to W.G. Smith Esq. dated Victoria, British Columbia 2 September 1870.