No. 101
28 December 1867
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Confidential Despatche of the 25th September, asking for Instructions on certain points connected with the Cession of Russian America to the United States.
I have been in communication with LordStanleyManuscript image Stanley upon this subject and have to acquaint you that Her Majesty's government see no ground for objecting to the establishment of an American Military Post opposite Fort Simpson. They, consider that independently of any advantage to the Colony, common courtesy requires that the United States Officers should receive the facilities which they desire to obtain for passing cattle through British Columbia, and they are of opinion that you should give your advice if asked for, to the American Authorities respecting the control over the Indians,andManuscript image and that if you can arrange the River limit it will be desirable to do so.
I shall communicate to you again on the question how far under International law the United States are now bound by the Treaty between Great Britain and Russia of 1825.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Buckingham & Chandos