Paget to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
29 June 1863
I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to send you herewith, for the information of Her Majesty's Secretary of State for the Colonies a Copy of a Letter from Commodore Spencer dated the 14th May, No 25, with Copies of its enclosures, relating to certain intended proceedings against the Lamalche Indians on the East Coast of Vancouver Island.
I am, Sir,
Your most obedient Servant
C. Paget
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
No report, as yet, from the Govr. Put by for reference.
ABd 1 July
TFE 1 July
CF 2
N 5
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Commodore John W.S. Spencer, HMS Topaze, to Secretary to the Admiralty, 14 May 1863, reporting the assistance given by the Admiralty to bring to justice Indians accused of murdering settlers, and enclosing related correspondence.
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Commander J.W. Pike, HMS Devastation, to Spencer, 8 May 1863, reporting the successful conclusion of the expedition to arrest the murderers of William Brady.
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Memo, Pike to E. H. Verney, HMS Grappler, 7 May 1863, directing him to stay at anchorage in Cowichan Harbour for three days for the protection of the settlers.
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Douglas to Spencer, 9 May 1863, expressing gratification at the result of the expedition, and advising that further action would be required to arrest members of the Lamalcha tribe accused of murdering Marks and his daughter.
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Douglas to Spencer, 12 May 1863, asking the Admiralty to convey the Chief of Police to the "encampment of the Lamalcha's & to afford him such support & aid, as may be requisite to carry out the desired object."