Downing Street
5th of November, 1851
I have to acknowledge the receipt of your Predecessor's despatch of the 4th of August last, with its enclosures, reporting the proceedings taken by Lieutenant Lacy, of Her Majesty's Ship "Daphne", with a view to apprehend the Indians who murdered certain British Seamen at "Newitty" in July last
It is impossible that I can judge of the propriety of the proceedings which have been taken with a view to the apprehension of these murderers, without fuller information on the subject than that which is contained in your Predecessor's despatch. But you will ere this be in possession of the general views which Her Majesty's Government entertain on the question of the protection to be afforded to British subjects against the violence of the native Indian tribes as explained in my despatch of the 20th of March last, No 1, Military. I have nothing to add to the instructions contained in that despatch. 
I have the honour to be Sir
Your most obedient humble Servant
Governor Douglas
&c &c &c
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Despatch from London:
Earl Grey to Douglas, 5 November 1851, Libraries and Archives Canada, LAC, RG7, G8C/1. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871. Ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria: University of Victoria. Accessed 17 November 2018. 

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