Hammond to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
14 October 1859
With reference to my letter of the instant, I am directed by Lord John Russell to transmit to you a copy of a letter from the Admiralty reporting the reinforcements which have been sent to our Naval Force on the North West Coast of America.
I am etc.
E. Hammond
Minutes by CO staff
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Duke of Newcastle
[Minute crossed out:] In the mail for today, I have ventured to send copy of the Admy letter privately to Govr Douglas.
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Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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W.G. Romaine, Admiralty, to Hammond, 11 October 1859, advising that the Topaze and Clio had been ordered to the Pacific Station.
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Hammond to Secretary to the Admiralty, 21 October 1859, expressing Russell's satisfaction with the actions of Admiral Baynes in regard to the occupation of San Juan Island.
Minutes by CO staff
Obtained privately from the For: Office. It has not been sent to us officially.
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