War with America. Australia Parliamentary Blue Papers Victoria.
War with America.

War with America.

Melbourne: Government Printers, 1862. "Sir, The intelligence conveyed to Australia by this mail will inform you of the grave reasons for apprehending that this country may shortly be involved in war with the United States." Governor Sir H. Barkly, KCB." Two dispatches from the Victorian parliament concerning the US Civil war. Titled "Copy of a Despatch from the Secretary of State relative to the disposal of the Naval Forces of Great Britain in the event of War, and urging the completion of certain measures of Defence required in this Colony; also intimating that the Troops sent to New Zealand shall be forthwith returned" dated 26th December 1861. [With] the follow-up, entitled "Copy of a Circular Despatch from the Secretary of State, stating that the Question which threatened a War with the United States has been amicably settled: but pointing out the necessity of prompt and effectual preparation against contingencies." dated 22nd January, 1862. Each a single sheet 8 1/4 x 14", printed one side, on blue paper. The second blue paper with short closed tear at bottom, not intruding into text. Item #18678

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