No. 83
2 October 1868
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Despatch of the 1st August, Separate, enclosing a copy of a letter from Captain Delacombe R.M. Commanding the English Force stationed at San Juan in which he applies for the local rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
I transmit to youforManuscript image for your information and guidance copies of a correspondence which has passed on this subject between this Department and the Board of Admiralty, from which you will learn the conditions upon which their Lordships are prepared to accede to Captain Delacombe's request.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Buckingham & Chandos
Other documents included in the file
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Copy, Elliot to Secretary of the Admiralty, 19 September 1868, forwarding a copy of a despatch requesting "that the local rank of Lieutenant Colonel may be bestowed upon" Captain Delacombe.
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Copy, Romaine to the Under Secretary of State of the Colonial Office, 22 September 1868, requesting that if the local rank of Lieutenant Colonial be bestowed upon Captin Delacombe, the title be "honorary and carry with it no precedence outside the Island.