5th February 1867
My Lord,
With reference to My Confidential despatch of 5th January respecting the relations existing between the Officers of the English and American GarrisonsonManuscript image on San Juan Island, I have now the honor to forward Copy of a reply given by General Halleck to a letter written on My recommendation by the present Senior Naval Officer at Esquimalt.
2. It appears to me that the Letter of General Halleck, Commanding the American Forces on the Pacific, is civil and satisfactory.
I have the honor to be,
My Lord,
YourManuscript image Your most obedient
humble Servant
Frederick Seymour
Minutes by CO staff
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FR 18/4
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With reference to previous letter to them, send this to Admy and For: Office for their information?
TFE 16 April
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Very satisfactory. The course taken by this Dt will correspond in spirit.
CBA 17/4
B&C 18/4
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Major General H.W. Halleck, Commanding American Military Division of the Pacific, to Captain Oldfield, Senior Naval Officer, Esquimalt, 21 January 1867 regarding deserter in American camp on San Juan and actions taken to prevent another occurrence of the situation.
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Elliot to Secretary to the Admiralty and E. Hammond, Foreign Office, 27 April 1867, forwarding copy of the despatch and enclosure for information.