Hammond to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
March 10, 1858
With reference to your Letter of the 25th ultimo, I am directed by The Earl of Malmesbury to transmit to you herewith, to be laid before Lord Stanley, a Copy of a Despatch from Her Majesty's Minister at Washington reporting what passed between him and the United States' Secretary of State relative to the payment of a sum of money advancedbyManuscript image by the Governor of Vancouver's Island to the Governor of Washington territory for the purpose of prosecuting hostilities against the Indian Tribes.
I am, Sir,
Your most obedient humble
E. Hammond
Merivale Esqr.
Minutes by CO staff
ABd 11/3
Annex d.t.
HM Mh 11
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Napier, British Minister at Washington, to Earl of Clarendon, 21 February 1858, advising that he was assured "measures shd be taken for the satisfaction of HM's Govt without delay."