No. 20
Downing Street
11th April 1865
Sir,
I have the honor to transmit to you the accompanying extracts from a despatch addressed to the Board of Admiralty by Rear Admiral Denman in which he suggests that the Colonies of British Columbia and Vancouver Island should employ a Colonial Vessel for purposes of defence and for preventing aggressions of theIndiansManuscript image Indians against British Traders.
This proposal appears to be well worthy of attention, and I should be glad to learn your opinion of the practicability of adopting it, and providing for the requisite expenditure out of Colonial funds.
I enclose for your information an Act which has been lately passed by the Imperial Parliament to make better provision for the Naval defence of the Colonies, and I would suggest to you the advantage which your GovernmentwouldManuscript image would derive from availing themselves of the arrangements contemplated in the Bill.
I have addressed a similar communication on this subject to the Governor of B. Columbia/Vanc: Island.
I have the honor to be
Sir,
Your most obedient
humble servant
Edward Cardwell
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Cardwell, Edward

Denman, Joseph

Kennedy, Arthur

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Cardwell, Edward to Kennedy, Arthur 11 April 1865, NAC RG7:G8C/5, 107. 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/V657020.html.

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