Hammond to Under-Secretary of State
May 8 1869
Sir
I am directed by the Earl of Clarendon to submit to you for the information of Earl Granville, copies of a Correspondence as marked in the margin,
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Johnson Feb. 20
Hudson's Bay Co Feb 22
Johnson Feb 22
Thornton No 43
Hudson's Bay Co Feb 25
Hudson's Bay Co Mch 1
Johnson Mch 2
Hudson's Bay Co May 5
Johnson May 8
upon the subject of the alleged encroachment of the Agents of the Hudson's Bay Company, on the territory and trade of Alaska.
I am
Sir,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
E. Hammond
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Dealtry
All that seems necessary is to send copies to the Governors of B. Columbia & Canada for information.
CC 13 May
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WD 13 May
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This seems enough. The American Government complained of encroachment on Alaska, by the Hudson's Bay Company—& the result is that the Company have ordered the withdrawal of their establishment on the River Youcon—the special case complained of.
FRS 14 May
G 15/5
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Hammond to Stafford Northcote, Hudson's Bay Company, 22 February 1869, forwarding copy of a letter from R. Johnson and asking that a response be prepared for communication to Reverdy Johnson.
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Johnson to Clarendon, 20 February 1869, describing the specifics of the complaint and requesting prompt action.
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Clarendon to Johnson, 22 February 1869, advising the matter had been referred to the Hudson's Bay Company.
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Edward Thornton to Clarendon, 13 February 1869, enclosing copy of a message from the President of the United States to the Senate regarding the alleged encroachments.
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Printed message of the President of the United States in relation to the encroachments of the agents of the Hudson's Bay Company upon the trade and territory of Alaska, read 5 February 1869 (four pages).
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Northcote to Hammond, 25 February 1869, explaining the position of the Company in relation to the charge, and describing the difficulty encountered in establishing the actual boundary.
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Hammond to Northcote, 1 March 1869, acknowledging his letter of 25 February and forwarding copy of the message from the President of the United States.
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Clarendon to Johnson, 2 March 1869, explaining the position of the Hudson's Bay Company and advising that should it be proved that Fort Yukon is within the Alaskan border, the Company would withdraw at once.
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Northcote to Hammond, 5 May 1869, advising that the Directors of the Company had issued instructions for the withdrawal of the Company's establishment on the Yukon River.
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Clarendon to Johnson, 8 May 1869, advising of the withdrawal and trusting that it be appreciated that it would take some months for the Company to remove themselves from the territory.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Granville to Seymour, No. 35, 19 May 1869.
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Draft reply, Granville to Young, Canada, No. 89, 21 May 1869.
Hammond, Edmund to Monsell, William 8 May 1869, CO 60:37, no. 5362, 216. 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/B695FO14.html.

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