No. 66, Separate
16th August 1865
I have the honor to transmit the copy of a letter from Mr Allen Francis, United States Consul in this Colony together with my reply thereto.
I have conferred with Rear Admiral the Honorable J. Denman who will take measures to preventtheManuscript image the "Shenandoah" leaving the Harbour of Esquimalt as an armed vessel in the case of her entering it, an event which I do not contemplate as probable.
I have the honor to be,
Your most obedient Servant
A.E. Kennedy
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
Copy to For: Office: saying that if E. Russell agrees, I propose to approve.
The Circular desp: ordering the detention &tc of the Shenandoah was sent from home on the 7th Sepr.
ABd 5 Oct
FR 5/10
EC 7
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Copy, Allen Francis, U.S. Consul, to Kennedy, 7 August 1865, reporting the warlike activities on the part of the Shenandoah despite the cessation of hostilities in the United States, and asking that one of Her Majesty's vessels stationed at Victoria be sent to intercept the ship and promote her withdrawal.
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Kennedy to Francis, 8 August 1865, advising that he would be ready to act "were the means at my disposal," and commenting that he would communicate on the matter with Admiral Denman.
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Rogers to E. Hammond, Foreign Office, 13 October 1865, forwarding copy of the despatch and asking whether the governor's conduct should be approved.