Hammond to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
March 19th 1856
I have laid before the Earl of Clarendon your Letter of the 15th Instant, enclosing a copy of a Letter from the Deputy Governor of the Hudson's Bay Company, stating the circumstances connected with the occupation of the Island of San Juan in the Canal de Arro by the servants of the Hudson's Bay CompanyManuscript imageCompany, and also a copy of the reply which Mr Secretary Labouchere proposes to return to it, and I am to request, that you will state to Mr Labouchere, that Lord Clarendon entirely concurs in the Draft of the Letter which he proposes to address to Mr Shepherd upon this subject.
I return herewith in compliance with your request, the enclosures inManuscript imagein Mr Shepherd's Letter.
I am, Sir,
Your most obedient humble servant
E. Hammond

Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Fair copy of the Letter to Mr Shepherd annexed for yr Sigre.
ABd 22d/3
Signed & sent. Put by.
HM Mh 22
JB 27 M
HL 28