Hammond to Under-Secretary of State
January 15, 1869
Sir,
I have laid before The Earl of Clarendon your letter of the 13th instant, inclosing a copy of a letter from the Representatives of the Canadian Government in this Country respecting the Island of San Juan; and I have to request that you will state to Earl Granville that the question respecting the proper interpretation of the Treaty of 1846 between this Country and the United States, in its application to the IslandofManuscript image of San Juan of San Juan, has long been in discussion between the two Governments, and that Lord Clarendon trusts that an arrangment into which he has entered with the United States' Minister in this Country will ensure the matter being at an early period referred to the arbitration of a friendly state.
I inclose, Confidentially, for Earl Granville's information, a copy of a Convention in which that arrangment is recorded, and which was signed yesterday at this Office, but I have to observe that, until it has beenratifiedManuscript image ratified, this Convention should not be Communicated to any party whatever.
I am,
Sir,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
E. Hammond
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
Ackn. receipt of Sir G. Cartiers & Mr McDouglas letter—& tell them the question will be referred to the arbitration of a friendly State?
CC 18/1
FR 19/1
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Yes in the words of the first paragraph.
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Mr Blake
As the F.O. object to the Convention being communicated to Sir John Young—see 2325—I think he ought to have the correspondence with the Delegates—their letter of 30 Dec. & our two of 4 Feb. & 11 March. I have altered the draft accordingly.
CC 3/4
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Mr Dealtry
Do we send the Govr copies of correspe with delegates? Surely they will send it for themselves.
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Sir F. Rogers
We have not been in the habit of sending them.
RSM 5/4
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Mr Macdonald
Try to get a copy of the letters printed by the HBC & send him that with a copy of our recent letters to the HBC.
It will be the duty of the Delegates to let Sir J. Young see their correspondence with us wh is carried on with us as the representatives of his Govt.
I am disposed to think that the best thing to send him wd be send Sir J.Y. a list of the dates and subjects of the letters we have recd from & sent to the delegates. Not fuller then this
Delegates to CO | CO to Delegates
1868 15 Oct. HB Company | 22 Oct. HB Company
2 Nov. San Juan | 10 Nov. San Juan
3 Dec. Recip. Treaty | 15 Dec. Recip. Treaty This will enable Sir J.Y. to ask them for anything he has not seen.
FR 7/4
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Desp. accly to Govr 14 April—No 67.
RSM 14/4
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
Printed copy, "Convention between Her Majesty and the United States of America, for referring to Arbitration the Water Boundary under Article I of the Treaty of June 15, 1846," signed by Clarendon and Reverdy Johnson, 14 January 1869 (ten pages).
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Rogers to Under-Secretary of State, Foreign Office, 24 February 1869, requesting three copies of the Convention respecting San Juan to send to the Governor of Canada.
Minutes by CO staff
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See Mr Woodfords note.
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Mr Woodford presents his compliments to Mr Robinson and in the absence of Mr Currie begs to inform him, in reply to his Note of this day asking for copies of the San Juan Convention, that these copies must be applied for officially, and Mr Woodford therefore regrets he cannot comply with Mr Robinson's request.
Foreign Office
February 23 1869
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Monsell to G.E. Cartier, 4 February 1869, advising that the San Juan question was being referred to the arbitration of a friendly state.
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Draft reply, Granville to Young, Canada, no date, forwarding copies of correspondence relating to San Juan question, subsequently cancelled.
Hammond, Edmund to Monsell, William 15 January 1869, CO 60:37, no. 554, 140. 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/B695FO02.html.

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