Eureka Stockade:Letter from US Consul; he believes no Americans are involved

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Eureka Stockade:Letter from US Consul; he believes no Americans are involved is associated with Ballarat, Victoria located at these coordinates -37.5621071, 143.8561493


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This exchange of letters dating from early December 1854 discuss the possibility of whether Americans were involved at the Stockade.

Record Citation: VPRS 4066/P Unit 1, December 1854 no. 17
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Agency: VA 466 Governor (including Lieutenant Governor 1851-1855 and Governor's Office)
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Date: 4/12/1854
Record Type: Letter
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Language: en
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04066-p0000-000001-0070-170-001.jpg Consulate of the United States

Melbourne Dec 4. 1854

Dear, Sir,

I have not issued a proclamation as I did not think it necessary. I have no hesitation in saying that there is not any Americans engaged in this affair and they all know my sentiments. If however the Governor wishes I will do so. I have every confidence that my countrymen throughout this colony will keep themselves in the proper position.

I have the honour to be Sir Your obt. Srvt

James M. Tarleton W. I Consul Answered 4/12/54








J.H. Ray Esq. Branch Secretary


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04066-p0000-000001-0070-170-001v.jpg No. 17

4. December 1854 J. M. Tarleton Informs His Ex. That the Americans did not participate in the late riots


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04066-p0000-000001-0070-170-002.jpg Govt Offices

4th Dec Dear Sir,

In reply to your note the Lt. Governor desires me to say that that he is sorry to inform you that the leader of this movement is a young American. He has seen a person who is just arrived from Ballarat and who was in the insurgents camp. He


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04066-p0000-000001-0070-170-002v.jpg saw this person, and he says his there most active leader.

His Excellency regrets to be compelled to give you this information.

Believe me Sgd. M. Kay

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