Downing Street
5th of November, 1851
I have to acknowledge the receipt of your Predecessor's despatch of the 4th of August last, with its enclosures, reporting the proceedings taken by Lieutenant Lacy, of Her Majesty's Ship "Daphne", with a view to apprehend the Indians who murdered certain British Seamen at "Newitty" in July last.
It is impossible that I canManuscript image judge of the propriety of the proceedings which have been taken with a view to the apprehension of these murderers, without fuller information on the subject than that which is contained in your Predecessor's despatch. But you will ere this be in possession of the general views which Her Majesty's Government entertain on the question of the protection to be afforded to British subjects against the violence of the native Indian tribes as explained in my despatch of the 20th of March last, No 1, Military. I have nothing to add to the instructions contained in that despatch.
I have the honour to be Sir
Your most obedient humble Servant
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People in this document

Blanshard, Richard

Douglas, James

Grey, Henry George

Lacy, Edward

Vessels in this document

HMS Daphne, 1838-1864

Places in this document

Fort Rupert, or T'sakis

Nahwitti (region and features)

Vancouver Island