Romaine to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
1 October 1859
I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to transmit to you herewith, for the information of His Grace the Duke of Newcastle, a copy of a letter from Captain Prevost of HMS Satellite, Her Majestys Commissioner for settling the Line of Water boundary between the Possessions of Great Britain and the United States in British ColumbiaManuscript imageColumbia, relative to certain points in dispute between that officer and the United States Commissioner, and reporting that the Island of St Juan had been taken possession of by American Troops.
I am etc.
W.G. Romaine
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
It wd be expedient perhaps to communicate these views of Capn Prevost to the For: Office, though the information which his report contains adds nothing to our knowledge on the subject.
ABd 3 Oct
TFE 3 Oct
The Admiralty will probably have sent a copy to the F.O. If so, they ought to have told us.
CF 5
Ascertain this privately.
N 10
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The Admiralty have sent a copy to the F.O.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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James C. Prevost to Secretary to the Admiralty, 6 August 1859, reporting his difficulties in coming to any agreement with the American boundary commissioner, and also his proceedings subsequent to the American occupation of San Juan.