Day to Newcastle
Chamberlains Wharf,
Southwark, S.E.
July 17, 1863
May it please your Grace,
The written extract from the "Weekly Chronicle", of Victoria, Vancouver's Island, has been forwarded to me by my nephew, Mr Chas W Allen, a British Subject, three years resident at Victoria, with the request that I would submit the conduct of Commander the Honble Horace D. Lascelles of H.M.S. Forward, therein described, to the consideration of Her Majesty's Government.
I purpose waiting on your Grace in reference to this subject, on Tuesday next, the 21st Instant, unless I receive in the meantime an intimation that it will not be convenient to your Grace to receive me on that day.
I have the honour to be My Lord Duke
Your Grace's most obedient Servant
Thomas Day

His Grace The Duke of Newcastle
&c &c &c
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Copy to Admiralty for consn.
Acquaint Mr Allen that such has been the course taken with his complaint; Lieutt Lascelles being in the R. Navy & serving under the orders of the Admiralty.
ABd 17 July
I should inform him that any complaint concerning an officer in command of one of Her Majesty'sManuscript image Vessels should be addressed to the Lds Comrs of the Admiralty, and should send him back, as he will probably require it, the printed document which accompanied his letter.
TFE 17/7
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Colonial Office to Day, 17 July 1863, advising that his complaint should be addressed to the Admiralty, and returning his enclosure.