Hammond to Under-Secretary of State
March 15, 1869
I have laid before The Earl of Clarendon your letter of the 10th instant; and I am, in reply, to request that you will state to Earl Granville that His Lordship concurs with Rear Admiral Hastings that, under the circumstances, it will not be necessary to confer the local and temporary rank of Lieutenant Colonel on CaptainDelacombeManuscript image Delacombe, now in command of Her Majesty's troops at the Island of San Juan.
I am, Sir,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
E. Hammond
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
Inform the Admiralty that reference having [been] made to the F.O. Lord Clarendon is of the opinion &c.
And alter draft already prepared to Govr accordingly.
CC 16/3
FR 16/3
WM 17/3
G 18/3
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See subsequent 119/10651/70.
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Rogers to Secretary to the Admiralty, 23 March 1869, advising the change in rank would not be necessary.