Romaine to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
14th May 1867
With reference to Mr Elliot's letter of the 27th April enclosing a copy of a Letter from the United States General Halleck to the Senior British Naval Officer on the subject of a Deserter from the Detachment of Royal Marines at San Juan, serving in the American Camp on that Island as a Soldier, I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to send you herewith for the information of His Grace The Duke of Buckingham and Chandos copies of two LettersdatedManuscript image dated 11 Jany and 1st Feb 1867, addressed by the said Senior British Naval Officer (Captain Oldfield) to Major General Halleck, and bringing the correspondence to a satisfactory conclusion.
I am, Sir,
Your obedient servant
W.G. Romaine
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Send to the F.O. with reference to our letter of 27th of April?
VJ 20 May
An amicable termination of the affair of the deserter at San Juan. Send to F.O. as proposed?
TFE 21 May
CBA 22/5
B&C 24/5
See subsequent Admy/6097.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Copy, Captain B. Oldfield to Halleck, 11 January 1867, expressing regret at the actions of Captain Bazalgette.
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Copy, Oldfield to Halleck, 1 February 1867, expressing thanks for the "very ready and friendly way in which you have met my letter."
Other documents included in the file
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Elliot to E. Hammond, Foreign Office, 31 May 1867, forwarding copy of Admiralty letter and enclosures for information.