No. 33, Miscellaneous
4th June 1864
My Lord Duke,
I have the honor to transmit a letter entrusted to me by Mr Nicholles of this colony which I have read as I understood to be the writers desire.
The truth of some of these statements is beyond my personal knowledge, and others do not require any comment. They are all I think possibly true andprobableManuscript image probable.
I have the honor to be
My Lord
Your Graces very obedient Servant
A.E. Kennedy
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
Ackn. this desph & request the Governor to inform the writer of the enclosure that Mr Cardwell has duly recd his Letter.
ABd 23 July
The foolish letter of a very foolish man. I do not understand what Gov. K means by calling his statementsManuscript image "possibly" true & "probable." Some of them are allegations of visible facts, wh plainly are true or plainly false.
Proceed as above.
FR 23/7
EC 25
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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John Nicholles to Cardwell, 1 June 1864, complaining of such things as high rents, the free port policy, disillusionment caused by misrepresentation in The Times as to the availability of land, etc.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Cardwell to Kennedy, No. 23, 26 July 1864.