Wodehouse to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
13 March 1860
I am directed by Lord John Russell to transmit to you, for the information of His Grace The Duke of Newcastle, a copy of an instruction respecting the question of San Juan which was sent to Lord Lyons by the last Mail in answer to the Despatch from General Cass to Mr Dallas, of which a copy wasManuscript imagewas forwarded to you in Mr Hammond's letter of the 2nd Instant.
I am etc.
Minutes by CO staff
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VJ 14 March
Mr Fortescue
This has crossed ours of the 12th.
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Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Russell to Lyons, British Minister at Washington, 9 March 1860, directing him to "earnestly impress . . . upon Genl Cass, that the U.S. Govt has entirely misconceived the purport of my Declaration," with further explanation.