No. 44
7 May 1870
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Despatch No. 31 of the 29 March reporting Mr. Needham's departure for San Francisco on his way for Trinidad and stating the circumstances under which you had granted him a short leave of absence.
In reply I have to express my approval of the course you adopted.
I have the honor to be, Sir,
Your most obedient humble Servant
Frederic Rogers
for Earl Granville