Dear Ms. Kennedy,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Letters Received, 1789-1906 (National Archives Microfilm Publication M179) in the General Records of the Department of State (Record Group 59) that may contain the correspondence you are interested in. The records have been digitized, and they are partially indexed by the Register of and Index to Letters, Consular Despatches, and Passport Letters, 10/9/1817-12/31/1860 and by the Subject Index to Consular Despatches, Letters, and Diplomatic Correspondence, 1790-1940. Please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at email@example.com for additional information about the non-digitized records.
We also located the series Despatches from U.S. Consular Officers, 1789-1906 and Despatches from Diplomatic Officers, 1789-1906 in Record Group 59 that includes National Archives Microfilm Publication M30: Despatches from U.S. Ministers to Great Britain, 1791-1906, which may be relevant to your research. Some of these records have been digitized and may be viewed via the Catalog. For access to and information about the non-digitized records, please contact RDT2.
In addition, we located the series Diplomatic Instructions, 1785-1906 in Record Group 59 that contains Volume 15: Great Britain: Apr. 16, 1840 - July 21, 1849. This volume has been digitized and may be viewed online using the Catalog. Please contact RDT2 with any questions you may have about these records.
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We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!