No. 22
17 May 1858
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Despatch No 5 of the 15th March last, transmitting copy of a Despatch from Her Majesty's Minister at Washington, reporting what had passed between him and the United States Secretary of State, relative to the payment of the money, which I advanced to the Governor of WashingtonTerritoryManuscript image Territory Territory, at a time of great public danger and distress, for the purpose of defending the homes and families of helpless settlers, against the murderous attacks of the Indian Tribes; a course dictated by humanity, and which proved highly satisfactory to Her Majesty's Government.
I am sure that I highly appreciate your Kindness in urging through Lord Napier the immediate repayment of that loan by the United States Government.
I observe the assurance given by General Cass, to Lord Napier that measures, should be taken, without delay for the satisfaction of Her Majesty's Government, in that matter; but in the event of furtherprocrastinationManuscript image procrastination on the part of the United States Government, in the payment of the loan, I trust that your Lordship will have the goodness to press the subject upon the attention of that Government.
I have etc.
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
For. Office. L[ithographed] F[orm].
ABd 13 July
This delay is very hard on Governor Douglas.
HM July 13
Annex draft to F.O.
C July 14
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Draft, Colonial Office to E. Hammond, Foreign Office, forwarding copy of the despatch.