No. 29
Downing Street
1st August 1864
Sir,
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.
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I have the honor to be
Sir
Your obedient servant
Edward Cardwell
Governor Kennedy, C.B.
Cardwell, Edward to Kennedy, Arthur 1 August 1864, NAC RG7:G8C/04, 246. 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/V647229.html.

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