4 November 1867
I have the honor to inform you that an Officer of Her Majesty's Navy who will be leaving Portsmouth on the 14th November will be entrusted with a Confidential Despatch for deliverytoManuscript image to you and I have to request you to acknowledge its receipt by the earliest opportunity in terms which need not describe its contents.
The Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty have informed me that the Officer in question will not reach Panama before the middle of January.
I have & c.
Buckingham & Chandos
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