Murray to Under-Secretary of State
October 19th 1865
Sir,
Earl Russell having referred for the consideration of the Law Officers your Letter of the 19th Ultimo and its inclosures respecting the case of the "Maria," I am now directed by His LordshiptoManuscript image to transmit to you, to be laid before Mr Secretary Cardwell, the accompanying Copy of their Report thereupon.
I am,
Sir,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
James Murray
Minutes by CO staff
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ABd 20 Oct
I suppose the best course wd be simply to ackne Gov Kennedy's dph & to state that on fresh consn of the case Mr C saw no reason to doubt that the authorities of Washington were really desirous of assisting the Govt of V.C.I. in enforcing the Law & would have assisted her—if the law of their country had enabled them to do so.
That Mr C—notices with pleasure the courtesy displayed in the letter of the American Govr and the anxiety wh he expresses to meet the reasonable wishes of the V.I. Govt.
I wd send the correspce to the B. of T. with refce to the suggestion that the extraditionManuscript image of ships sailing witht papers shd form a subject of Treaty.
This is a question of Trade not of Colonial Policy.
FR 20/10
EC 21
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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R. Phillimore to Earl Russell, 7 October 1865, advising that "no blame attaches to the Authorities of the U.S." in their handling of the incident and that the American governor had acted according to the laws currently existing.
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Draft reply, Cardwell to Kennedy, No. 63, 26 October 1865.
Minutes by CO staff
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Send copy of the F.O. Letter & of this desph to B. Trade with ref to
C.O. Letter of the 19 Sepr.
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Elliot to J. Booth, Board of Trade, 31 October 1865, forwarding further correspondence relating to the incident involving the Maria.
Murray, James to Fortescue, Chichester 19 October 1865, CO 305:27, no. 10207, 123. 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/V655FO01.html.

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