Romaine to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
7 May 1859
The Persons named on the other side hereof, having been entertained on board Her Majesty's Ship Plumper, 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 Secretary 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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Ansr that this expense should be borne by the Public.
ABd 10/5
C May 11
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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List of Passengers entertained on board HMS Plumper.
Other documents included in the file
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Elliot to Secretary of the Admiralty, 14 May 1859, advising that the expense of the entertainment should be borne by the public.