Hammond to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
4 June 1860
I am directed by Lord John Russell to acknowledge the receipt of your Letter of the 31st Ultimo and it's Inclosures respecting the joint Military Occupation of the Island of San Juan; and I am to request that you will state to theManuscript imagethe Duke of Newcastle that Lord John Russell approves of Governor Douglas' communication to Rear Admiral Baynes upon this subject.
I am etc.
E. Hammond
Minutes by CO staff
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ABd 6/6
When the first of the Governor's two despatches arrived, the Foreign Office demurred to approving of his course until we should hear further, and this is doubtless the reason why in their present letter they intimate approval. It is another form of saying that they would no longer object to express approval if desired. But it was decided by the Duke on 4818 merely to acknowledge the Governor's two despatches and this hasManuscript imagehas been done accordingly. We have had subsequent reason not to be so well pleased with Governor Douglas's correspondence with the Admiral. I think therefore that the present letter may be put by.
TFE 6 June
CF 7
Put by.
N 9