No. 82
2 October 1868
Sir,
I have the honor to transmit to you, for your information, copies of a correspondence between the Foreign Office and this Department relative to the promotion to the rank of Major of Captain Allen in command of the United States Troops at San Juan, and the propriety of his retainingthatManuscript image that Command with his new rank.
I have the honor to be
Sir,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Buckingham & Chandos
Other documents included in the file
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Copy, Hammond to the Under Secretary of the Colonial Office, 17 August 1868, relating to "the promotion of the Office in Command of the United States troops in San Juan to the rank of Major."
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Copy, Thornton to Stanley, 3 August 1868, stating that he sees no reason why Captain Allen should not retain command of the United States Troops at San Juan.
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Copy, Hunter to Thornton, 1 August 1868, stating that Allen's promotion should have no effect on his command.
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Copy, Thornton to Hunter, 3 August 1868, stating that he "cannot see any objection to the U.S. Company of Troops on that Island being commanded by a Major provided that the rank and file be not augmented beyond the number agreed upon."
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Copy, Elliot to the Secretary of the Admiralty, 31 August 1868, stating that Allen has been promoted to the rank of Major and that should any objection be made it should "be taken to the officer in question."
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Copy, Elliot to the Under Secretary pf State of the Foreign Office, 31 August 1868, stating that "his Grace is aware of no objection to the Officer in command of the U.S. Troops in San Juan, who has been promoted to the rank of Major retaining that command."
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Copy, Egerton to the Under Secretary of State of the Colonial Office, 9 September 1868, stating that there is "no objection on the part of Her Majesty's Government to the promotion of the Officer in command of the United States Troops in San Juan to the rank of Major."
Grenville, Richard to Seymour, Frederick 2 October 1868, NAC RG7:G8C/15, 421. 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/B687082.html.

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