No. 69, Separate
19th August 1865
Referring to my Despatch No 67 dated 17th August by this Mail I have the honor to state that I am informed (through Mr Booker, Her Majesty's Consul at San Francisco) that two Despatch bags addressed to me were lost in the "Brother Jonathan." The Mail Steamer just arrived from SanFranciscoManuscript image Francisco has not brought any Despatches.
My latest Despatch from the Colonial Office is No 25 dated 4th May 1865. These particulars will I trust enable you to supply any missing documents.
I enclose a copy of Mr Booker's letter to the Postmaster of this Colony.
I have the honor to be,
Your most obedient Servant
A.E. Kennedy
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
Having previously heard of the loss of this Ship the Despatches of two Mails have been already sent in triplicate. I think, however, that it will be prudent to send also triplicates of the despatches sent by the mail of the 1 July—which I will see about.
Ack: & inform the Govr.
ABd 5 Oct
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Yes. Draft. Was th[ere] any important dphes likely to have been delayed in this way? I suppose the delay wd be only till the duplicate arrived, i.e. one mail?
1. The delay will only be that of one mail. 2. The despes that have been lost will not have occasioned any particular inconvenience to the Governor.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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William Lane Booker to [Postmaster], 7 August 1865, giving details of the mail lost to the colony in the sinking of the Brother Jonathan.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Cardwell to Kennedy, No. 56, 7 October 1865.
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
The lost despatches were not of urgency; & there will only be the delay of one mail in the rect by the Govr of the Duplicates.
People in this document

Blackwood, Arthur Johnstone

Booker, William Lane

Cardwell, Edward

Kennedy, Arthur

Rogers, Frederic

Organizations in this document

Colonial Office

Vessels in this document

Brother Jonathan, 1851-1865

Places in this document

San Francisco