Hammond to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
19 January 1859
I am directed by the Earl of Malmesbury to transmit to you, to be laid before Secretary Sir E.B. Lytton, copies of a Despatch and its enclosures from Her Majesty's Minister at Washington reporting the discourteous and intemperate behaviour of Mr Nugent, the Special Agent of the United States in British Columbia, before his departure for Washington.
I am etc.
E. Hammond
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
The official and private letters to the Foreign Office on this subject have not yet been sent. The drafts are annexed.
VJ 21 Jan
It appears from them that Mr Nugent has been recalled, his commission having "expired." I should think it was now only necessary to send 552 to the For. Office for "information" and with reference to this letter.
HM Jan 21
I think so.
C Jany 21
EBL F 15
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Draft, Merivale to Hammond, 26 January 1859, forwarding previous despatch and enclosures from Douglas regarding Nugent, for information.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Lord Napier, British Minister at Washington, to Malmesbury, 31 December 1858, reporting the actions of Mr. Nugent
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Douglas to Napier, 15 November 1858, forwarding his correspondence with Nugent, with explanation.
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Note in file: "Folios 437-438v not photographed. Newspaper extracts: The Victoria Gazette, 13th Novr 1858. The Victoria Gazette, Vol. 1, No 83, 16th Novr 1858."