Hammond to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
2 June 1859
I am directed by the Earl of Malmesbury to transmit to you, to be laid before Secretary Sir E.B. Lytton, a copy of a despatch from Lord Lyons, inclosing a copy of a Note which, in accordance with Lord Malmesbury's instructions as communicated to you in my letter of the 25th of April, he has addressed to General Cass respectingManuscript imagerespecting the encroachments of American Citizens on the Island of San Juan.
I am etc.
E. Hammond
Minutes by CO staff
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Copy to Governor.
ABd 4 June
HM June 4
Yes. But the signature sd be altered.
C June 4
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Lyons, British Minister at Washington, to Malmesbury, 16 May 1859, enclosing copy of a note he sent to the U.S. government concerning the San Juan situation, as per instructions.
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Lyons to Lewis Cass, 12 May 1859, asking that the U.S. government discountenance the recent landing of its citizens on San Juan Island, and advising that Britain would soon be prepared to commence negotiations for settlement of the dispute.