Eureka Stockade:Hotham's reply to Rede's report 30th November

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Eureka Stockade:Hotham's reply to Rede's report 30th November is associated with Ballarat, Victoria located at these coordinates -37.5621071, 143.8561493


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In reply to Resident Gold Fields Commissioner Robert Rede's report regarding the tense situation on the goldfields, J. Moore conveys to Rede that it will be his difficult duty to administer the laws with 'temper, moderation and firmness', although the promise of military reinforcement gives some hope of assistance in this regard.

Record Citation: VPRS 3219/P Unit 2, 3430
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Date: 1 December 1854
Record Type: Letter
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Language: en
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Related Resource URL: http://prov.vic.gov.au/exhibitions/eureka-on-trial/escalating-tensions
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03219-P0000-000002-0010-010-339.jpg 1st December 1854

I am commanded by the Lieutenant Governor to inform you that he has perused your letter dated 30th of November, and addressed to the Chief Commissioner of the Gold Fields. His Excellency repeats that you are to enforce the existing laws with temper, moderation and firmness. The Major General Commanding will personally conduct a considerable reinforcement of military and artillery at Ballarat. The force will leave Melbourne tonight and proceed at the usual marching rate. (signed) J Moore The Resident Commissioner H.E M to No.62

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