Hammond to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
September 29th 1854
Sir,
With reference to my letter of the 31st of August I am directed by the Earl of Clarendon to transmit to you, to be laid before Secretary Sir George Grey, a copy of a despatch from Her Majesty's Charg e d'affaires at Washington containing the reply of the United States Secretary of State to a note which Mr Griffith addressed to him urging the importance of settling the Boundary between Vancouver's Island and the United States.
I am, Sir,
Your most obedient humble Servant
E. Hammond

Herman Merivale Esqre
&c &c &c
Minutes by CO staff
Manuscript image
Mr Elliot
I am not aware that any thing remains to be done by us in the present state of this question.
ABd 3 Octr
Mr Peel
Put by?
TFE 5 Octr
FP 6
GG 9
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
Manuscript image
1. Philip Griffith, British Charg e D'Affaires in Washington, to Earl of Clarendon, 7 September 1854, communicating the information received from U.S. Secretary of State William L. Marcy, as enclosed.
Manuscript image
1.1 Marcy to Griffith, 7 September 1854, reporting that the appropriation amendment requested for a boundary commission had been defeated in the House of Representatives through want of time, and that it would be placed before Congress again early next session.
Hammond, Edmund to Merivale, Herman 29 September 1854, CO 305:5, no. 8493, 174. 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/V545FO07.html.

Last modified: 2020-12-02 13:40:34 -0800 (Wed, 02 Dec 2020) (SVN revision: 5008)