Moody to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Topographical Office, War Dept
4 New Street, Spring Gardens
Sepr 24th 1858
I have the honour to request that Communications be made with the Transport Board to cause arrangements to be made on board the "Briseis" to receive one non Commissioned officer of Artillery and four of Royal Engineers with wives & children as per margin margin
5 women and 7 children under 10 years of age.
also for one Officer's servant (mine) not yet provided for. They are at present at Chatham and the arrangement should be made as speedily as possible.
I have the honour to be Sir
Yr most obedient humble Servant
R.C. Moody
Col. R.E.
PS) The Vessel is not adapted for the conveyance of troops in any number—but when on board with Lt Aldworth RN (one of the Deptford officers) we found it would be easily practicable to make arrangements to receive in the cabins the few Non Commissioned officers named above. RCM

Herman Merivale Esq
Under Secretary of State
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Mr Merivale
Colonel Moody assures me that (the Admiralty Letter in 9516 notwithstanding) 1 the Transport Board, & the Deptford Authorities are willing to & can arrange for the reception on board the "Briseis" of these Non Commissioned Officers and Party. In reliance on the Colonel's assurance of its practicability write accly to the Admiralty.
ABd 25 Sepr
Annex dt.
HM S 17
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Topographical Office, War Dept
4 New Street, Spring Gardens,
28th Sept 1858
My dear Sir,
The number of women and children to go on board the Briseis and to be entered on the margin of my official letter now before you at the Colonial Office should be stated as follows
5 women & 7 Children under 10 years of age.
Yrs very truly
R.C. Moody
Col. R.E.

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Draft, Colonial Office to Admiralty, 30 September 1858, requesting that the arrangement, if practicable, be carried into effect.
  1. A copy of this letter, W.G. Romaine, Admiralty, to Under-Secretary of State, War Office, 16 September 1858, appears in Godley to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary), 16 September 1858, 9516, CO 60/2, p. 368
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Blackwood, Arthur Johnstone

Merivale, Herman

Moody, Richard Clement

Romaine, William Govett

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