[Equte?] to Under-Secretary of State
September 9, 1868
With reference to your letter of the 31st Ultimo, I am directed by Lord Stanley to state to you, for the information of His Grace the Duke of Buckingham, that Her Majesty's Minister at Washington will be informed that there is no objection on the part of Her Majesty's Government to the promotion of the Officer in command of the United States Troops in San Juan to the rank of Major.
I am,
Your most obedient
humble Servant,
E.C. [Equte?]
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
See 9907 from the Govr also sent to you today—& also draft to Govr which however must wait for the Admiralty answer.
CC 10 Sept
TFE 10/9
CBA 11/9
B&C 12/9