Wolley to Under-Secretary of State
15 August 1870
I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to transmit to you herewith for the information of the Secretary of State for the Colonies an extract from a letter dated Esquimalt 10th June 1870 No 117 from Rear Admiral Farquhar reporting that he had placed HMS Sparrowhawk at the disposal of the Governor of Vancouver to enable him to visit San Francisco.
I am Sir
Your obedient Servant
Thos Wolley
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Herbert
Civil to say, request they will convey Lord Kimberley's thanks to Admiral Farquhar for having afforded Governor Musgrave this acco[m]modation?
CC 16/8
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At once.
RGWH Aug 16/70
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Extract, Rear Admiral Farquhar to Admiralty, 10 June 1870, explaining that he had placed the Sparrowhawk at the disposal of Musgrave in order that the governor could proceed to San Francisco to meet his fiancee.
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Herbert to Secretary of the Admiralty, 18 August 1870, thanking Farquhar for transporting Musgrave to San Francisco.