Mayne to Elliot (Assistant Under-Secretary)
4 Whitehall Place
February 23rd 1865
I have to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 21st Inst and of the Copy of a Despatch from the Governor of Vancouver Island.
I enclose Copies of the Regulations for the guidance of the Metropolitan Police, and Extract from the numerous Acts of Parliament on matters of Police, also Forms used in the administration of Police, some of which may be found useful.
The only mode I believe for obtaining a knowledge of the Police system and operationsisManuscript image is personal observation and communication with the Officers of Police.
I am,
Your obedient Servant
Richd Mayne
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Mr Elliot
With reference to the Governors Desp 1337. Send him a Copy of this letter with the Regulations & forms?
VJ 25 Feb
Mr Jadis
Would you let met see the enclosures of this letter.
TFE 25 Feb
VJ 25 F
Draft to Governor.
TFE 25/2
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Draft reply, Cardwell to Kennedy, No. 12, 27 February 1865, with revisions.
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(I would stop here because Sir R. Mayne makes the sensible remark
that little is to be gained from such documents, without personal experience.)