Copies of correspondence respecting American Citizens who were supposed to have participated in the late riots at Ballaarat. Lieutenant-Governor Sir Charles HOTHAM, James TARLETON, PARLIAMENT OF VICTORIA.

Copies of correspondence respecting American Citizens who were supposed to have participated in the late riots at Ballaarat.

Melbourne: Government Printer, 7 March 1855.

Foolscap folio, single leaf.

'the prime movers were Scotchmen'

Curious exchange between James Tarleton, U.S. Consul to Australia and Lieutenant Governor Sir Charles Hotham, laying the blame for the Eureka Stockade. Tarleton asserts in his first letter that 'the prime movers were Scotchmen' and later flatly denies any American citizens were involved ('I have every confidence that my countrymen throughout this colony will keep themselves in the proper position'). In the final letter here printed, Hotham regretfully informs the US consul that the leader of the insurgents is a young American.

Curious exchange between James Tarleton, U.S. Consul to Australia and Lieutenant Governor Sir Charles Hotham, laying the blame for the Eureka Stockade. Tarleton asserts in his first letter that 'the prime movers were Scotchmen' and later flatly denies any American citizens were involved ('I have every confidence that my countrymen throughout this colony will keep themselves in the proper position'). In the final letter here printed, Hotham regretfully informs the US consul that the leader of the insurgents is a young American.

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