Hammond to Rogers (Permanent Under-Secretary)
16 January 1864
I am directed by Earl Russell to transmit to you a copy of a letter from the Italian Minister at this Court inclosing a document forwarded from British Columbia, and I am to request that you will be good enough to certify the signature of the Colonial Secretary attached thereto, and return the paper to me in order that it may bedulyManuscript image duly legalized by this office and returned to the Marquis d'Azeglio.
I am,
Your most obedient
Humble servant
E. Hammond
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Will you certify this sigre which appears to me to be the true & proper one of Mr Young.
ABd 18 Jany
I have referred to a specimen of Mr Young's handwriting, & have signed the Certificate.
TFE 19/1
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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E. d'Azeglio to Earl Russell, Foreign Secretary, 12 January 1864, as per despatch, written in French.
Other documents included in the file
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Rogers to Hammond, 21 January 1864, returning document with the signature of the late colonial secretary "duly attested."