Hammond to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
21 August 1861
I am directed by Earl Russell to transmit to you a copy of a Despatch from Her Majesty's Minister at Washington respecting the intended withdrawal of the United States Troops now stationed on San Juan; and I am to request that, in laying the same before The Duke of Newcastle, youwillManuscript image will say that it appears to Lord Russell that the British detachment should be retained on the Island whether the Americans are withdrawn or not.
I am etc.
E. Hammond
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
I suppose the Duke of Newcastle will concur in this opinion; so inform the F.O. and tell the Governor.
EB Pennell 22-8/61
FR 22/8
Yes.
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Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Lyons to Russell, 5 August 1861, reporting the news (received through Douglas) that the U.S. troops were to be withdrawn from San Juan, and advising that the U.S. Senate was preoccupied with the Civil War and had postponed consideration of the San Juan question until the December session.
Other documents included in the file
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Rogers to Hammond, 26 August 1861, advising that Newcastle agrees with Russell that the British forces should be retained on San Juan, and that Douglas had been instructed accordingly.
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, No. 68, 24 August 1861.
Hammond, Edmund to Rogers, Frederic 21 August 1861, CO 305:18, no. 7616, 107. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/V615FO07.html.

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