Hammond to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
8 September
I am directed by Lord John Russell to transmit to you, for the information of Her Majesty's Secretary of State for the Colonies, a Copy of a Despatch from Her Majesty's Chargé d'Affaires at Washington, inclosing copies of his communications with Mr Trescot on the subject of Lord John Russell's Despatch toManuscript imageto Lord Lyons No 171 of the 20th of July last, proposing the substitution of Military for civil Jurisdiction in San Juan, a Copy of which Despatch was inclosed in Lord Wodehouse's letter of the 23rd of that month.
I am etc.
E. Hammond
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Copy to Governor Douglas for his informn with reference to the desph from this Office of the 31 July which transmitted copy of Lord J. Russell's instructions on this subject to which this is an answer.
ABd 12 Sepr
TFE 12 Sept
CF 13
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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W. Douglas Irvine to Russell, 20 August 1860, reporting his conversation with William Henry Trescot, Acting Secretary of the U.S. State Department, on the question of civil jurisdiction on San Juan, and forwarding copies of the correspondence subsequently exchanged.
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Irvine to Trescot, 17 August 1860, putting in writing the British government's proposal for the withdrawal of the civil magistracies from San Juan.
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Trescot to Irvine, 18 August 1860, suggesting that the end in question had already been effected by previous official correspondence, and expressing the hope that "H.B.M. Govt will before long remove the necessity of any temporary arrangement, by the final and permanent settlement" of the sovereignty question.
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Draft reply, Fortescue to Douglas, No. 35, 16 September 1860.