No. 22
30th August 1864
I must offer to you my sincere apologies for the delay which has occurred in reporting to you officially on several matters of importance. My excuse is simply this; that I have been engaged on a work of vital interest to the colony for many weeks, during which I was in a wild country, without pen or paper and my communications with the civilized portions of our territory generallycutManuscript image cut off by the insurgent Indians.
2. I hope by increased exertions soon to make up for this inevitable delay.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Frederick Seymour
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Put by.
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