Hammond to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
14 October 1859
I am directed by Lord John Russell to transmit to you, to be laid before His Grace The Duke of Newcastle the accompanying Copy of a Despatch from Her Majesty's Minister at Washington enclosing Extracts from New York and Washington Newspapers containing intelligence from San Juan up to the 22nd of August, and reporting the substance of a conversation he had had with General Cass with reference to the statements contained in them.
I am etc.
E. Hammond
Minutes by CO staff
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Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Lyons, British Minister at Washington, to Russell, 27 September 1859, forwarding newspaper clippings and communicating the results of a meeting with General Cass regarding the implication that American reinforcements were enroute to the island.
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Newspaper clippings, The National Intelligencer, 24 September 1859, The New York Times, 24 September 1859, and The New York Herald, 24 September 1859, providing detailed descriptions of events on San Juan Island.