Hammond to Under-Secretary of State
May 12 1869
With reference to my Letter of the 9th of March I am directed by the Earl of Clarendon to transmit to you for the information of Earl Granville, a copy of a despatch from Her Majesty's Minister at Washington reporting that the further consideration by the United States Senate of the San Juan Convention, which was signed by Lord Stanley and Mr Reverdy Johnson, has been postponed till the next Session of that Body.
I am
Your most obedient
humble Servant
E. Hammond
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Sir F. Sandford
And here the question must rest for the present.
But still the correspondence with Sir G. Cartier & the F.O. including the draft Convention (as regards which see F.O. 2325) [should] be sent to the Govr of B Columbia for information?
CC 14 May 69
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I sd merely inform the Governor that the question has been postponed till the next Session of the U.S. Senate.
FRS 14/5
G 18/5
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E. Thornton, British Minister at Washington, to Clarendon, 26 April 1869, advising Senate had failed to approve the San Juan Convention and instead decided that "the further consideration of the convention should be deferred until the next Session."
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Draft reply, Granville to Seymour, Confidential, 18 May 1869.