No. 36
22nd April 1870
My Lord,
I have the honor to forward to Your Lordship a Copy of a Resolution transmitted to me by the Legislative Council respecting the Island of San Juan.
2. I cannot add anything to the knowledge which Your Lordship already possesses with regard to the disputed possessionofManuscript image of this Island. Intrinsically it is worth little to anyone; but to the United States it is valueless, except for a purpose hostile to British Columbia as the means of almost completely controlling the navigation of the Straits of San Juan and the Gulf of Georgia, to, and from, the Fraser River.
I have the honor to be,
My Lord,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
A. Musgrave
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Herbert
To F.O. & acknowledge receipt?
CC 30/5
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At once.
RGWH May 30/70
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Resolution of the Legislative Council, no date, asking that the strategic importance of San Juan Island be emphasized to Her Majesty's government.
Other documents included in the file
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Herbert to E. Hammond, Foreign Office, 2 June 1870, forwarding copy of the despatch and resolution for information.
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Draft reply, Herbert (for Granville) to Musgrave, No. 52, 2 June 1870.