8047 Van Couver's Island

22 September 1851
Sir/
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I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to transmit to you herewith for the information of Earl Grey, the Copy of a letter dated the 27th June
2Copy to Hudson's Bay Compy for informn. 8 Oct/51.
last, No 54; from Rear Admiral Moresby, Commander in Chief in the Pacific, ⎯ and of its enclosures, reporting his Proceedings, and on the State of Affairs in Vancouver's Island.
I am, Sir
Your most obedient Servant
W.A.B Hamilton
Herman Merivale Esq
Colonial Dept
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Send a copy of these Letters to the Hudson's Bay Company for information?
ABd 23/9.
Mr Hawes
I suppose that this should be done.
T.FE. 23/9
S 24 BH
G. 28
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Draft, Colonial Office to Pelly, 8 October 1851, forwarding copies of enclosed letters.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Moresby to Admiralty, 27 June 1851, reporting of his arrival at Vancouver Island, and that he has dispatched HMS Daphne to convey Blanshard to apprehend the murderers of the British seamen.
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Moresby to Blanshard, 27 June 1851, informing him of the "crime."
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Blanshard to Moresby, 27 June 1851, reporting there has been no action against Indigenous groups as yet, and that, as far as he knows, the Hudson's Bay Company has no means of securing the personal safety of its servants, beyond stockading their posts and threatening to cease local trading.
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People in this document

Blackwood, Arthur Johnstone

Blanshard, Richard

Elliot, Thomas Frederick

Grey, Henry George

Hamilton, George Alexander

Hamilton, William Alexander Baille

Hawes, Benjamin

Merivale, Herman

Moresby, Fairfax

Pelly, John Henry

Organizations in this document

Colonial Office

Hudson's Bay Company

Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty

Vessels in this document

HMS Daphne, 1838-1864

Places in this document

Fort Rupert, or T'sakis

Vancouver Island

Hamilton, George Alexander to Merivale, Herman 22 September 1851, CO 305:3, no. 8047, 195. 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/V515AD05.html.

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