[Please note that the following confidential letter has not yet been vetted against its corresponding image scan, which was not available at the time of this writing. It did not appear in the CO410 image collection.]
Confidential
Downing Street
14 March 1860
Sir,
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your confidential despatch of the 18th of December describing the plan of operations which you thought it would be advisable to adopt for the protection of the colonies under your government in case of hostilities between this country and the United States.
Though the prospect of those hostilities is now removed, I am glad to have received your suggestions which I have communicated to the War Dept as affecting the question of the defence of that quarter of British North America.
I have etc.
Newcastle
Pelham-Clinton, Henry Pelham Fiennes to Douglas, James 14 March 1860, CO 410:1, ?. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/V607013A.html.

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