27 January 1862
I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of Your Grace's Despatch of the 30th November last marked "Circular, Confidential," conveying the sentiments of Her Majesty's Government as to the course which should properly be taken by British Authorities inregardManuscript image regard to Privateers carrying the Flag of the so-styled Confederate States of America.
I have the honor to be
My Lord Duke
Your graces most obedient
and humble Servant
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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Put by.
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