Hammond to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
14 September 1859
I am directed by Lord John Russell to transmit to you, for the information of His Grace the Duke of Newcastle, a copy of a Telegram received yesterday evening from Her Majesty's Minister at Washington communicating information received via St Louis respecting the occupationManuscript imageoccupation of the Island of San Juan by a party of United States Soldiers, and the steps thereupon taken by Governor Douglas.
I am etc.
E. Hammond
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Telegram, Lyons, British Minister at Washington, to Foreign Office, 3 September 1859, quoting a telegram received from St. Louis describing the American occupation of San Juan Island, and commenting on his subsequent communication with the American government.