No. 10
Downing Street,
14th May 1856
I have received your Despatch No 4 of the 7th of March last enclosing the copy of a petition presented to you by a deputation of the inhabitants of Vancouver's Island praying that a ship of war may be despatched there.
It affords me satisfactiontoManuscript image to be able to inform you that foreseeing the importance of protecting the Settlement from attack I called the attention of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to the subject in February last and that the "President" Frigate has in consequence been ordered to repair to Vancouver's Island.
I trust therefore that this measure of precaution will tend to remove the apprehension expressed by the Inhabitants.
I have the honor to be Sir,
Your most obedient humble servant
H. Labouchere

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