Hammond to Under-Secretary of State
5 March 1870
Sir,
I am directed by the Earl of Clarendon to transmit to you, to be laid before Earl Granville, a copy of a Despatch from Her Majesty's Minister at Washington, inclosing a printed Copy of a Speech made in the United States Senate in April last by Mr Howard with reference to the Convention for the Settlement of the San Juan question which was signedbyManuscript image by Lord Clarendon and Mr Reverdy Johnson.
I am,
Sir,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
E. Hammond
Minutes by CO staff
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CC 8/3
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There are about 20 lines of reasoning in this mighty mass of small print.
Two passages wh I have marked A and B are amusingly American.
FR 9/3
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As far as a plain man can judge it wd seem that both parties are agreed in rejecting the natural & grammatical—(but highly capricious & inconvenient) construction of the Treaty—and of course after abandoning the only position wh is logically tenable they quarrel to all eternity about the relative merits of those which are not.
WM 10/3
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Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Edward Thornton, Washington, to Clarendon, 12 February 1870, forwarding copy of a speech delivered in the U.S. Senate respecting the San Juan Island question.
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Newspaper extract, Daily Globe, 9 February 1870, containing "Speech of Hon. Jacob M. Howard, of Michigan, In the Senate of the United States," 16 April 1869 (seven pages).
Hammond, Edmund to Monsell, William 5 March 1870, CO 60:42, no. 2504, 171. 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/B705FO04.html.

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