Corry to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
15 December 1858
I am commanded by My Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to send you herewith, for the information of Secretary Sir E. Bulwer Lytton, a Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Sir Michael Seymour, dated the 27 Octr, No. 369, reporting his intention to dispatch Her Majesty's Ship Tribune from China to Vancouver's Island with 150 Supernumerary Royal Marines on board.
I am etc.
H. Corry
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
We have no official correspondence on this subject. The Mail to B. Columbia is despatched today should it be thought necessary to inform the Govr of the intention to send the "Tribune" to Van Couver's Island.
VJ 16 Dec
Ld Carnarvon
I think so? This is good news.
HM D 16
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Annex draft at once for this evening's mail.
C D 16
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Draft reply, Lytton to Douglas, No. 55, 16 December 1858.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Seymour to Secretary of the Admiralty, HMS Calcutta, 1 at Hong Kong, 27 October 1858, as per letter.