No. 42, Separate
13th June 1866
Referring to my Despatch No 41 of 4th June 1866 I have the honor to enclose copies of a Resolution of the Legislative Assembly "respecting the defences of the Colony in view of the possibility of a Fenian raid," and of my reply thereto.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient Servant
A.E. Kennedy
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
Acke rect.
Mr Kennedy avails himself of the opening offered him by the Assembly to reflect upon their conduct in almost withholding the means of paying police men, & in their refusal to pass Militia Bills.
ABd 8 Augt
FR 8/8
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At once.
CBA 9/8
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Resolution passed by Legislative Assembly, 11 June 1866, asking the governor to "communicate to this House his views respecting the defences of the Colony in view of the possibility of a Fenian Raid," signed by R.W. Torrens, Clerk of the House.
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Kennedy to Legislative Assembly, 12 June 1866, advising that all available precautions had been made, but referring to recent actions of the assembly to restrict the police force and hinder the development of a volunteer force which must "invite and encourage any aggression which might be contemplated by Fenians or others."
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Carnarvon to Kennedy, No. 5, 18 August 1866.
Minutes by CO staff
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(Mr Kennedy took the opportunity to remind his refractory
Legislature of their Sins of Omission.
I think that this acknowledgement is the best course.
TFE 14/8)