No. 41, Separate
4th June 1866
Sir,
Referring to the late proceedings of the Fenian Society in Canada it will be satisfactory to you to learn that no disturbance or breach of the peace has occurred in this Colony.
I have given my close attention to this subject for a considerabletimeManuscript image time and have in concert with the Senior Naval officer on the Station adopted such precautions as were necessary to prevent any successful descent upon this Colony.
An inflammatory address in the form of a lecture was delivered in this City on the 17th March by an Irish teacher of a Roman Catholic School aided and countenanced by an Irish priest. It proved a failure and was generally reprobated by the public.
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It is proper for me to add that the proceedings of these two persons were reprobated and condemned by the Catholic Bishop the Right Reverend Dr Demers, who is an estimable and loyal man and who assured me that the people under his spiritual charge had no sympathy with these or any other disloyal agitators.
I have the honor to be,
Sir,
Your most obedient Servant
A.E. Kennedy
Governor
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
Acke, I presume, with satisfaction.
ABd 8 Augt
FR 8/8
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At once.
CBA 9/8
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Draft reply, Carnarvon to Kennedy, No. 4, 18 August 1866.
Kennedy, Arthur to Cardwell, Edward 4 June 1866, CO 305:28, no. 7602, 427. 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/V66041.html.

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