No. 58
Downing Street
30 April 1859
I have to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch of the 19th of February reporting that attempts are being made by certain American citizens to survey and occupy the Island of San Juan in the Gulf of Georgia.
I enclose for your information and guidance the copy of a correspondencewithManuscript image with the Foreign Office on this subject and I have to instruct you to pursue the course indicated by the Earl of Malmesbury for maintaining the rights of the British Crown to the Island.
I have the honor to be
Your obedient Servant
In the absence of
Sir E.B. Lytton
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
Merivale to Hammond, 11 April 1859, regarding American activities on San Juan Island.