No. 44
27 August 1859
I have the honor to forward herewith to your Grace a Memorial which has been handed to me by a Committee composed of some of the most respectable and influential Inhabitants of Vancouver's Island, upon the subject of the occupation of the Island of San Juan by TroopsManuscript imageTroops belonging to the Army of the United States of North America.
2. Under the circumstances of the case, I have no objection to present the Memorial to Your Grace, and I feel sure that you will be gratified to learn that the most loyal and patriotic feelings have been everywhere exhibited by the British population of Vancouver's Island with reference to this movement upon the part of the Authorities of the United States.
I have etc.
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Answer in terms suitable to the occasion.
ABd 10 Oct
TFE 10 Oct
Ansr that I have laid Address before the Queen—&c.
Express satisfaction at spirit of loyalty & patriotism evinced & hope that respective Govts will be able to settle this question in a spirit conciliatory to neighbouring Country & satisfactory to Colonists.
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Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Memorial of the inhabitants of Vancouver Island to Queen Victoria, no date, praying "that the most energetic measures will be at once adopted by Her Majesty's Government for the removal of the United States Troops from San Juan Island," approximately two hundred signatures.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, No. 19, 21 October 1859, expressing the Queen's satisfaction at the spirit of loyalty and patriotism which has been evinced by the Memorialists.