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Francis Hare Papers (no. 20): Standish to Hare

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  • Kelly
  • Ned
  • 1855-1880
  • Bushrangers -- Victoria
  • Law Enforcement -- Victoria
  • Communication


Confidential / Police Department, / Chief Commissioner’s Office, / Melbourne, 10th June 1880 / / My dear Frank / / I received your last letter yesterday afternoon. I am much obliged to you for the full particulars of your doings & further projects & I must not say [?] I have the fullest confidence in your judgment in such matters. / / I took immediate action on your suggestion re Pewtress’s [?] transfer from Mansfield which is deferred for the present; I agree with you that he wd be likely to do more harm than good at Beechworth just at present. / / Last night, I got the following telegram from Seymour: / “Re Supt Chomley I will assist[?]; he may have to go on to Maryborough & will be detained probably 10 days more when he knows” (Maryborough is 180 miles N of Brisbane with steam communication.) / This is very vague but I have no doubt Seymour[?] will give us every assistance & will expedite matters. / / Chomley travels by early train on Tuesday & will remain at Benalla to confer with you till the evening when he will continue his journey overland to Sydney. / / The “cranky Scotie” leaves to day for the country districts & will be away some considerable time. / / Very sincerely / F C Standish /

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