Hammond to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
July 9th 1858
With reference to your letter of the 26th Ultimo, I am directed by the Earl of Malmesbury to transmit to you for the information of Secretary Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton a copy of a Report from HerMajesty'sManuscript image Majesty's Advocate General stating that the Governor of Vancouver's Island acted properly in declining to deliver up to the United States Government the soldiers who had deserted from the Army of the United States.
I am, Sir,
Your most obedient humble
E. Hammond
H. Merivale Esqre &c &c &c
Minutes by CO staff
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Write Accly to the Governor.
ABd 13 July
HM July 13
Annex draft.
C July 14
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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J.D. Harding, FitzRoy Kelly, and H.M. Cairns to Malmesbury, 6 July 1858, advising that according to the treaty of 9 August 1842, Douglas acted correctly in the matter.