Confidential
Victoria
25th September 1867
My Lord Duke,
Your Grace has as yet given me no instructions in regard to the conduct I am to pursue in consequence of the alteration in the situation of the Colony,causedManuscript image caused by the Session of Russian America to the United States.
2. Your Grace cannot fail to observe from other despatches transmitted today that the subject is one which I cannot well avoid. I believe I may consider the Convention between Great Britain and Russia, signed at St Petersburgh February 28/16 1825, as in force, but withtheManuscript image the simple substitution of the United States for Russia as one of the High Contracting Parties.
3. This is the course I shall pursue until otherwise directed.
I have the honor to be,
My Lord Duke,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Frederick Seymour
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
See Vol 3 [Herbletes?] Treaties p. 362.
To the F.O.?
CC 6 Nov 67
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Yes. I shd think that the Treaty shd be recast.
FR 7/11
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To F.O.
B&C 14/11
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Rogers to E. Hammond, Foreign Office, 19 November 1867, forwarding copy of the despatch for consideration.
People in this document

Cox, Charles

Grenville, Richard

Hammond, Edmund

Rogers, Frederic

Seymour, Frederick

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Foreign Office

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Alaska

Seymour, Frederick to Grenville, Richard 25 September 1867, CO 60:29, no. 10907, 227. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/B67128CO.html.

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