Hammond to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
August 16 1855
I have laid before the Earl of Clarendon your letter of the 15th Instant enclosing copies of Despatches from the Governor of Vancouver's Island relative to the aggressions of American Citizens in the Island of San Juan, and also a Copy of an Instruction which Secretary Sir William MolesworthproposesManuscript image proposes to address to Governor Douglas upon the subject of the date of the British occupation of the above Island, and I am to request that you will state to Sir William Molesworth that Lord Clarendon concurs in the terms of his proposed Despatch to Governor Douglas.
I am, Sir,
Your Most obedient humble Servant,
E. Hammond

Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Ball
Forward the despatch.
ABd 17 Augt
JB 18 Aug
WM 21 A