Hammond to Under-Secretary of State
3 May 1870
I am directed by the Earl of Clarendon to transmit to you, to be laid before Earl Granville, a copy of a Note from the United States' Minister at this Court stating that Mr David Eckstein has been appointed United States' Consul at Victoria, and requesting that Her Majesty's Exequatur may be issued to that gentleman to enable him to act in the above capacity; and I am to request that you will move Lord Granville to inform Lord Clarendon if there is any objection to the issue of such Exequatur to Mr Eckstein.
I am,
Your most obedient,
humble Servant,
E. Hammond
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Herbert
The usual course, the proposed U. States Consul being non-resident in the Colony, the answer wd be that Lord Granville is not aware of any objection.
But I am told that in Canada even in such a case a reference is made to the Govr in the 1t instance as the U.S. Govt are readyManuscript image to fix a Consul at any small place. The same rule may be desirable as regards B. Columbia—tho' I think not in the case of Victoria, the place now in question.
CC 6/5
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Sir F. Rogers
I suppose a reference need not be made to the Govr in this case?
RGWH May 6/70
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Certainly not.
At once.
FR 6/5
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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J.L. Motley, Legation of the U.S., London, to Clarendon, 2 May 1870, forwarding the commission of David Eckstein and requesting that he procure "the corresponding Exequatur of H.M. The Queen."
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Herbert to Under-Secretary of State, Foreign Office, 7 May 1870, advising that Granville was aware of no objection to the appointment of Eckstein as United States Consul at Victoria.