Lushington to Under-Secretary of State
18th April 1870
I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to request you will move the Secretary of State for the Colonies to inform them, if possible, what amount of punishment was awarded to two men named Lyons and Shakespeare, who were convicted in the Colonial Courts at Esquimalt in 1869, for having assisted two men in an attempt to desert, from HMS "Satellite."
I am, Sir,
Your obedient Servant
Vernon Lushington
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Herbert
We must refer to the Colony. & so inform the Admiralty.
Dfts herewith.
CC 19/4
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At once.
RGWH Apl 20/70
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Draft reply, Herbert (for Granville) to Musgrave, No. 42, 21 April 1870.
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Herbert to Secretary to the Admiralty, 21 April 1870, advising the question had been referred to the colony.