No. 15.


Mr. Everett to Mr. Upshur.

Dear Sir: * * * * * *

When Lord Aberdeen spoke of instructing Mr. Fox on the Oregon question, he added an expression of his regret that the negotiation should fall into his hands. He has on many occasions expressed a wish that I should be charged with the negotiation. Could I hope to bring it to a successful issue, it would of course be very agreeable; but it seems to me out of the question to carry on such a negotiation anywhere but at Washington.Mr. Everett thinks the negotiation can be best carried on at Washington.

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Hon. A. P. Upshur.