No. 12
Downing Street,
16 July 1857
With reference to your despatch No. 29 of 31 October, I have to communicate to you, for your information the annexed copy of a letter from the Foreign Office relative to the repayment of a sum of money advanced by you to Governor Stevens for the prosecution of hostilities against the Indians.
I have the honor to be, Sir,
Your obedient Servant
H. Labouchere

Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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1. E. Hammond, Foreign Office, to Merivale, 8 July 1857, with enclosures.
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1.1 Napier to Clarendon, Foreign Office, 19 June 1857, with enclosures below.
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1.1.1 Napier to Lewis Cass, US Secretary of State, 9 April 1857, requesting repayment of the $7,000 Douglas advanced from his private resources to Governor Stevens, with interest at 6%.
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1.1.2 John Appleton to Napier, 15 June 1857, enclosing below.
Manuscript image W.H. Krinkhard, US War Department, to Appleton, 10 June 1857, advising that this was the first the Department had heard of the matter as no report had been received from Stevens, but even if it had done so, nothing could be done until Congress received a report from the commissioners appointed to adjudicate such claims, which report was expected daily.