Romaine to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
31 January 1859
The Persons named on the other side hereof, having been entertained onboard Her Majesty's Ship Satellite on the occasions and between the dates stated against their names; I am commanded by My Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to request that you will move Secy Sir E.B. Lytton to cause me to be informed, whether the expense of the Entertainment is to be borne by the Public.
I am etc.
W.G. Romaine
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Ansr in the affirmative. The voyage was for the inauguration of B. Columbia.
ABd 1 Feby
At once.
HM F 1
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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List of passengers entertained on board the Satellite.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft, Merivale to Secretary to the Admiralty, 5 February 1859, advising that the expense of the passengers entertained on the Satellite should be borne by the public.