Lennox to Under-Secretary of State
Oct 16th 1866
I am commanded by My Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, to send you herewith, for the information of the Earl of Carnarvon, a Copy of a letter from Rear Admiral the Hon. J. Denman dated H.Ms Ship "Sutlej" Esquimalt 26th August 1866, on the subject of the Defence and Colonization of Vancouver Island.
I am etc.
(Sd) H.G. Lennox
Minutes by CO staff
Copy W.O. [conson?] 26 Octr 1866. Put by. See Minutes attached to W.0./11124/66 [11134/66].
N.B. Original of this [is liphen?], mislaid.
TFE June 1867
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Duplicate, Denman to Secretary of the Admiralty, 26 August 1866, discussing the defensive measures that should be taken for the security of Vancouver Island in the face of the growing strength of the western United States.
Other documents included in the file
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Rogers to War Office, 26 October 1866, forwarding copy of the Admiralty letter and enclosure with reference to previous correspondence on the same subject, and asking whether the Committee on Defense had made any report regarding the defence of Vancouver Island.