No. 15, Military
27 March 1860
I have the honor to report to Your Grace that H.M.S. Satellite left this place on the 21st Instant with the detachment of Royal Marines destined to form a joint occupation of the Island ofManuscript imageof San Juan.
2. The number was as per margin,
1 Captain, 2 Subalterns, 1 Asst Surgeon, 83 non commissioned officers and men.
being equivalent to that maintained on the Island by the United States.
3. I forward herewith for your Grace's information copy of correspondence with Admiral Baynes in reference to this proceeding, which contains the instructions issued to the officer commanding the detachment of Royal Marines onManuscript imageon the Island of San Juan.
I have etc.
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Communicate to For: Office.
ABd 16 May
For information. I think that the present opportunity might also be taken to acknowledge both this, & the previous despatch reporting a short postponement of the occupation, without comment on either. It will be remembered that the For: office demurred to approving the postponement, until the sequel shd appear.
TFE 17 May
CF 17
Simply acknowledge both.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Douglas to Rear Admiral Baynes, 17 March 1860, discussing the forthcoming deployment of Royal Marines on Vancouver Island.
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Baynes to Douglas, 21 March 1860, advising that the occupation force had boarded the Satellite enroute for San Juan Island, and enclosing additional correspondence.
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Baynes to Captain Bazalgette, Royal Marines, 20 March 1860, orders relating to his new command on San Juan Island.
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Baynes to Captain Hunt, U.S. Army, 20 March 1860, advising that a force equal to that under his command would be disembarked on the north point of San Juan Island to commence the joint military occupation, and enclosing extract of orders given to Bazalgette.
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Extract of orders, Baynes to Bazalgette, as noted previously.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft, Elliot to E. Hammond, Foreign Office, 31 May 1860, forwarding copy of the despatch and enclosures.
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, No. 21, 26 May 1860.