Romaine to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
29 August 1861
I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to send you herewith, for the information of Her Majesty's Secretary of State for the Colonies, a copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Sir Thos Maitland, dated the 22nd June, No 175, with copies of its enclosures, relative to the withdrawal of the United States Troops from the Island of San Juan.
I am etc.
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
These enclosures (with the exception of the 1st) were received from the Govr yesterday—7743. Acke & inform the Admiralty that Govr Douglas has been instructed that the British Detachment is to be retained on the Island whether the Americans are withdrawn or not.
EB Pennell 30-8/61
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[FR] 30/8
Inform Admy of instructions sent.
N 31
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Maitland to Secretary to the Admiralty, 22 June 1861, relating a conversation he had had with Lieutenant Colonel Casey of the United States Army on the subject of the withdrawal, and forwarding copies of related correspondence.
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Captain G. Bazalgette, Royal Marines, to Maitland, 20 June 1861, forwarding correspondence advising of the withdrawal.
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Captain G.E. Pickett, U.S. Army, to Bazalgette, 20 June 1861, advising that he had been ordered to withdraw his troops from the island.
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Extract, Head Quarters, District of Oregon, to Pickett, 11 June 1861, special order authorizing the removal and future disposition of the U.S. troops on San Juan Island, by order of Colonel Wright, signed by Lt. J.S. Mason and Lt. James W. Forsythe.
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Bazalgette to Pickett, 20 June 1861, acknowledging receipt of his letter and expressing regret at the news of his departure.
Other documents included in the file
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Rogers to Secretary to the Admiralty, 5 September 1861, stating what instructions had been sent to Douglas respecting the U.S. withdrawal.