Hamilton to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
3rd Oct 1853
I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to send you herewith, for the information of the Duke of Newcastle, Copies of a Letter from Commander Prevost of Her Majesty's Steam Vl Virago, dated the 23rd July, No 42, and of its enclosures, relative to proceedings in Queen Charlotte Island, and his endeavours to obtain redress for the capture of the "Susan Sturges" American Schooner by the Masset Tribe of Indians.
I am, Sir
Your most obedient humble Servant,
W.A.B. Hamilton

Minutes by CO staff
Manuscript image
Put by: the whole of this correspondence having previously reached
this Office.
ABd 10 Octr
HM O 11
FP 12
N 15
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
Manuscript image
1. Commander James Prevost to Secretary of the Admiralty, 23 July 1853, enclosing copies of the following reports and correspondence relative to the capture of the Susan Sturges and the proceedings taken against members of the Masket Tribe of Indians.
Manuscript image
1.1 Matthew Rooney to Douglas, 22 December 1852, reporting the seizure of the Susan Sturges.
Manuscript image
1.2 Douglas to Prevost, 8 June 1853, with instructions for dealing. with the natives involved in the capture of the Susan Sturges.
Manuscript image
1.3 Prevost to Douglas, 23 July 1853, reporting the results of his inquiry into the capture of the Susan Sturges.
Minutes by CO staff
Manuscript image
Mr Blackwood
Be so good as to let Admiral Price (appointed to the Command in the Pacific) see any despatches which will give him an insight into the present condition of VancouversManuscript image and Queen Charlotte's Islands.
N 18 Octr 1853