Hammond to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
30 March 1861
I have laid before Lord John Russell your letter of the 19th Instant, inclosing a Copy of a Despatch from the Governor of British Columbia respecting the proposed substitution of Military for Civil Jurisdiction in San Juan, and I am tostateManuscript image state to you, in reply, for the information of the Duke of Newcastle, that Lord John Russell concurs in the recommendation that the Civil Magistrate at present stationed in the Island should be withdrawn.
I am etc.
E. Hammond
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Inform the Govr that H.M. Govt approve the withdrawal of the Civil Magistrate from San Juan as recommended by him in his desph of the 7 last Jany.
ABd 2 Apl
TFE 2/4
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, No. 53, 9 April 1861, informing him that his request that the civil magistrate on San Juan Island be withdrawn has been approved.