No. 29
Downing Street
1st August 1864
Since addressing to you my Despatch No. 16 of the 4th of July I have received further accounts of the lamentable massacre to which that Despatch relates, and I find one point on which I am desirous of receiving some explanation from you.
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It appears that when the intelligence of these murders was received in Victoria, it was also known that a road party had been sent out to British Columbia, whose course was likely to bring them into contact with the Indians who had murdered their comrades.
I should be gladtoManuscript image to learn what steps, if any, were taken by the Government or by Mr. Waddington or his Agents to provide either directly or through Governor Seymour for the safety of the road party.
I have the honor to be
Your obedient servant
Edward Cardwell
Governor Kennedy, C.B.