Hammond to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
31 December 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, reporting the return of General Scott to New York, and the conversation which Her Majesty's Minister had hadManuscript imagehad with General Cass respecting the hesitation shown by Governor Douglas to accept the terms offered by General Scott for the joint military occupation of San Juan.
I am etc.
E. Hammond
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
See also the despatch from the Governor of V.C. Island received today. 56/18 [59/18].
Mr Merivale
Will it not perhaps be right to send copies of this and of 12817 to Governor Douglas in order to put him in possession of all that passes about the joint occupation of San Juan?
TFE 2 Jany
I think so.
HM Jan 4
N 6
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, Confidential, 10 January 1860.
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Lyons, British Minister at Washington, to Russell, 15 December 1859, reporting a conversation held with General Cass regarding the joint military occupation of San Juan Island, as per despatch.