Romaine to Elliot (Assistant Under-Secretary)
23rd March 1867
In reply to your Letter of the 22nd Inst on the subject of a difference which has arisen in the Island of San Juan in consequence of Captain Bazalgette Commanding the Detachment of Royal Marines there having demanded of the Officer in command of the United States Forces on the Island the surrender of a man in the United States Army who deserted from the British Camp in May 1861, I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to state for the information oftheManuscript image the Duke of Buckingham and Chandos that Captain Bazalgette will be relieved in the command of the Detachment of Royal Marines stationed at San Juan by order of the Senior Naval Officer in the Pacific, to whom Instructions will be sent by the Mail of this Evening.
I am, Sir,
Your obedient servant
W.G. Romaine
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Write a desph on this subject to the Governor by the Mail wh: will go on the 1st proxo. See Minutes on 2464.
ABd 25/3
I submit a draft within.
TFE 25 March
CBA 25/3
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Draft reply, Buckingham to Seymour, No. 12, 28 March 1867 approving of Seymour’s actions regarding the incident on San Juan Island with a British deserter and informing Seymour of the admiralty’s response.