Secret, Separate
26 March 1861
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch marked Secret of the 16th January last, indicating the course which Her Majesty's Government wish should be pursuedinManuscript image in regard to persons or shipping belonging to any of the States which may have seceded from the federation of the United States of North America, should any such come within the limits of my Government, and I beg to assure your Grace that your instructions in this particular shall bemostManuscript image most carefully attended to.
I have the honor to be
My Lord Duke,
Your Grace's most obedient
and humble Servant
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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Put by.
ABd 18/6
TFE 18/6