Briggs to Under-Secretary of State
26 January 1869
I am commanded by My Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to transmit herewith, for the information of Earl Granville, copy of a letter they have addressed to Rear Adml The Honble G. Hastings, desiring him to make Valparaiso his future Head Quarters as Naval Commander in Chief in the Pacific, but to keep some of the ships under hisOrdersManuscript image Orders in the neighbourhood of British Columbia.
I am,
Your obedient Servant
John Henry Briggs
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
Copy to Govr Seymour for his information.
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Missed you somehow.
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Briggs to Rear Admiral Hastings, 26 January 1869, directing him to proceed to Valparaiso.
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Draft reply, Granville to Seymour, No. 9, 3 February 1869 transmitting Briggs's letter for Hastings, which discusses moving Hastings’s head quarters.