No. 20
Downing Street
13th November 1856
I have to acknowledge the receipt of your Despatches Nos 20 and 21 of the 22d of August and the 6th of September last, reporting the capture and execution of an Indian found guilty of attempting the life of a British Settler in the CoweginManuscript image Country.
In the present instance I have no hesitation in approving your proceedings, which the peculiar and aggravated circumstances of the case appear to have justified, but I would remind you that the extreme measure of sending an Armed Force against the Indian Tribes must be resorted to with great caution, and only in a case which urgently demands the adoption of such a course.
With reference towhatManuscript image what you say of the conduct of Commander Connolly, I have to inform you that I have sent copies of your Despatches to the Board of Admiralty.
I have the honor to be Sir,
Your most obedient Humble Servant
H. Labouchere

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Connolly, Mathew

Douglas, James

Labouchere, Henry

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