Murray to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
19 June 1860
With reference to Mr Hammond's Letter of the 21st ultimo, I am directed by Lord John Russell to transmit to you herewith, to be laid before His Grace The Duke of Newcastle, a Copy of an instruction which His Lordship has addressed to Her Majesty's Minister at Washington relative to the Island of San Juan and the possessoryManuscript imagepossessory rights of the Hudson's Bay Company in Oregon. I also inclose a Copy of a Despatch which has been received from Her Majesty's Minister in reply.
I am etc.
James Murray
Minutes by CO staff
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ABd 21 June
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TFE 21 June
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Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Russell to Lyons, British Minister at Washington, 12 May 1860, asking him to call the non-settlement of Hudson's Bay Company claims in Oregon to the attention of the U.S. government.
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Lyons to Russell, 26 May 1860, reporting his conversation with General Cass on the subject.