Hammond to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
2 June 1863
With reference to your Letter of the 11th Ultimo, I am directed by Earl Russell to transmit to you, to be laid before the Duke of Newcastle, Copies of a Despatch and its Inclosures from Her Majesty's Minister at Washington, relative to the Reports that attempts were being made to fit out Privateers at Vancouver's Island for the Service of the so-styledConfederateManuscript image Confederate States.
I am,
Your most obedient
humble Servant,
E. Hammond
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
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TFE 5 June
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Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Lyons to Earl Russell, 15 May 1863, forwarding enclosures relating to the concern that privateers were being fitted out in Vancouver Island for the service of the Confederate States.
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W.L. Booker, British Consul at San Francisco, to Lyons, 17 April 1863, responding to his recent telegram on the subject with advice that he had communicated to Douglas on the subject and expressing his doubts as to the seriousness of the situation.
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Lyons to W.H. Seward, U.S. Department of State, 15 May 1863, forwarding extracts of the despatch received from Booker.