No. 30, Separate
17th April 1866
Referring to my Despatch No 29 by this Mail in which I acknowledge the latest Despatches received from you, I have the honor to report that a telegram from San Francisco was received here this morning by the agents of the Hudson's Bay Company announcing the total loss ofthisManuscript image their steamer "Labouchere" off Cape Reyes on her way from San Francisco to Victoria.
This vessel having been subsidized by the Government of this Colony for the conveyance of Mails between San Francisco and Victoria—I have addressed a letter, of which I enclose a copy, to Her Majesty's Consul at the former place requesting him in the event of the English Mail viâ the West Indies of 2nd March 1866 having been on boardtheManuscript image the "Labouchere" and lost, to inform you of the fact by telegraph.
I have the honor to be,
Your most obedient Servant
A.E. Kennedy
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Ack: & say that triplicates were sent by last mail.
ABd 4 June
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TFE 4 June
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Kennedy to British Consul, San Francisco, 17 April 1866, asking that a telegram be sent to the colonial office if the English mail from the West Indies had been aboard the wrecked ship Labouchere.
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Draft reply, Cardwell to Kennedy, No. 24, 7 June 1866.
People in this document

Blackwood, Arthur Johnstone

Cardwell, Edward

Elliot, Thomas Frederick

Kennedy, Arthur

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Hudson's Bay Company

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Labouchere, 1858

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Point Reyes

San Francisco