No. 24.

[Confidential.]

Mr. Everett to Mr. Calhoun.

Sir: * * * * * * *

A person very high in the confidence of the government, but not belonging to it, informed me a day or two since that he con*sidered the view of the Oregon question lately delivered on the subject in Boston by Mr. William Sturgis as fair and candid. Mr. Sturgis’s pamphlet regarded by a friend of the British ministry as fair and candid.[28]

EDWARD EVERETT.

John C. Calhoun, Esq., Secretary of State.

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