No. 66
7th November 1865
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Despatch No. 65 of the 15th August, submitting the question of an alteration in the terms of the Oath of Allegiance taken upon entering the Volunteer Force in Vancouver Island, so as to allow of the admission of non-naturalized British subjects into the Corps.
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I have referred this suggestion to Earl de Grey, who concurs with me in considering that it would not be advisable to admit the proposed alteration.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
humble servant
Edward Cardwell