No. 19
Downing Street
21 October 1859
I have received your despatch of the 17th August forwarding a Memorial to the Queen from certain Inhabitants of Vancouvers Island expressing their feelings on the subject of the occupation of San Juan by theManuscript imageAmerican Troops.
This address has been laid before the Queen who has been pleased to receive the same very graciously, and to command me to express Her satisfaction at the spirit of loyalty and patriotism which has been evinced by the Memorialists. It is Her Majesty's hope that the Governments of the repective Nations will be able to settle this question if a spirit conciliatory to the adjoining Country and satisfactoryManuscript imagesatisfactory to the Colonists.
I have honor to be
Your Most obedient
Humble Servant.
Pelham-Clinton, Henry Pelham Fiennes to Douglas, James 21 October 1859, LAC RG7:G8C/2, 1. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria.

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