No. 35
9th December 1869
My Lord,
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Despatch No 99 of the 21st October, acquainting me that application has been made for the issue of an Exequatur to Mr Mathew Trotter JohnstonasManuscript image as Consul for the North German Confederation in this Colony, and desiring me to report to Your Lordship whether I am aware of any objection to the appointment of this Gentleman.
2. I have the honor to inform Your Lordship in reply, that I know of no reason why Mr Johnston should notbeManuscript image be a fitting person to fill the proposed Office.
I have the honor to be,
My Lord,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
A. Musgrave
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Sandford
Inform the F.O. with reference to the letter to them of the 21 Oct that an answer has been recd from the Govr & that Lord Granville is not aware of any objection &c.
Dft. herewith.
CC 6/1
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At once.
FR 11/Jan