No. 67
Downing Street
20th December 1864
I duly received your Despatch No. 80 of the 1st of October, containing a Report on the state of the Indian population, and some general remarks on their future management.  
I entirely approve
of the prompt attention which you have given to the subject, and of the principles which you lay down as those which should guide our policy towards the Natives. I am especially convinced that nothing could be more for their benefit or more favorable to the growth of worthier and less pernicious relations between the two races than the repression of the sale of ardent spirits to the Indians by unscrupulous European traders.  
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient humble servant
Edward Cardwell
Despatch from London:
Cardwell to Kennedy, 20 December 1864. 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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