23rd April 1864
My Lord Duke,
I have the honor to transmit a Statement of certain British Subjects which sufficiently explains itself.
2. I have seen the persons making this Statement and they appear to be in every way respectable persons.
3. I forbear to offer any comment upon the proceedings which occurred beyond my jurisdiction and where there is a British Consul, who has doubtless taken cognizance of the matter.
I have the honor to be
My Lord Duke
Your very obedient
humble Servant
A.E. Kennedy
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Copy to For: Office requesting that this representation may be laid before Lord Russell with a view to his Lordship giving such directions in the matter as may appear to him requisite.
ABd 13/6
TFE 14/6
CF 15
EC 15
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Statement made to Kennedy by Thomas McWatters, John Stevenson, William F. McCullock, and three others, 21 April 1864, complaining of their unjustified arrest and detention at San Francisco while en route to Victoria from Canada.
Other documents included in the file
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Colonial Office to E. Hammond, Foreign Office, 21 June 1864, transmitting copy of the despatch and enclosure.