Fitzgerald to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
September 30th 1858
With reference to your letter of the 26th ultimo relative to the claim of Governor Douglas on the United States' Government for the repayment of a Sum of Money advanced by him in 1856 to the Authorities of WashingtonTerritory,Manuscript image Territory, 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 despatch from Her Majesty's Minister at Washington reporting the steps he has taken in the Matter of Mr Douglas' claim.
I am, Sir,
Your most obedient humble
Wm Seymour Fitzgerald
H. Merival Esqre
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Mr Merivale
Now send copy of all the correspondence between us and the F.O. to Governor Douglas for his information.
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Draft reply, Lytton to Douglas, No. 20, 9 October 1858.
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Napier, British Minister at Washington, to Malmesbury, 14 September 1858, explaining why he had delayed further action in pursuance of the governor's claim.