Wodehouse to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
1 November 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 despatch from Her Majesty's Minister at Washington, inclosing a copy of a Note which His Lordship addressed on the 17th ultimo to General Cass upon the subject of the occupation ofManuscript imageof the Island of San Juan by United States' Troops.
I am etc.
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
There does not seem to be anything in this correspondence of a sufficiently decisive character to communicate to Governor Douglas.
ABd 3 Novr
Certainly not communicate, I shd think. I presume that only any definitive arrangements will be communicated.
Put by?
TFE 3/11
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Put by.
N 4
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Lyons, British Minister at Washington, to Russell, 19 October 1859, forwarding copy of his letter to General Cass and further explaining his actions to expedite a solution to the current situation.
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Lyons to Lewis Cass, U.S. Department of State, 15 October 1859, promoting either the withdrawal of American troops from San Juan, or the joint occupation of the island.