Hammond to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
February 8 1864
I am directed by Earl Russell to transmit to you, to be laid before His Grace the Duke of Newcastle, a copy of a despatch from Lord Lyons reporting a conversation he had held with Mr Seward on the subject of concluding a Treaty between this country andtheManuscript image the United States for the purpose of settling the question of the Island of San Juan, together with a copy of the instruction addressed to His Lordship by Earl Russell, in reply.
I am,
Your most obedient
Humble Servant
E. Hammond
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
This is sent for infn only.
ABd 10 Feb
Mr Fortescue
Put by.
TFE 10/2
At once.
CF 10
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Copy, Lyons to Earl Russell, 18 January 1864, reporting on his recent meeting with Seward to push for a settlement on the San Juan question, and asking that instructions be sent laying out his course should treaty talks begin.
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Copy, Russell to Lyons, 4 February 1864, sending instructions regarding composition of the arbitration committee should treaty talks be undertaken.