Phinn to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
8 Nov. 1856
I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to transmit to you, for the information of Mr Secretary Labouchere, a copy of a letter from Rear Admiral Bruce, reporting the result of an expedition against the Cowegin tribe Manuscript imageof Indians at Vancouver.
I am Sir
Your most obedient humble servant,
Thos. Phinn

Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
We have already received this account from the Govr. The only additional particular appears to be that the Native who was executed for attempting the life of the British Settler was tried by a jury composed of the officers of the expedition. Put by?
VJ 10 Nov
HM N 11
JB 12 N
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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1. H.W. Bruce to Ralph Osborne, Admiralty, 6 September 1856, enclosing accounts of an expedition against the Cowichans and reporting on the results.
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1.1 Commander M. Connolly to Bruce, 6 September 1856, giving an account of the expedition, and enclosing a copy of the orders he had read to the men at the outset.
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1.1.1 Connolly to members of the expedition, 31 August 1856, memorandum giving orders and instructions for their conduct when the tribe was encountered.