Lushington to Under-Secretary of State
19th August 1871
I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to transmit to you, for the information of the Secretary of State for the Colonies, a copy of a letter, No 102 of the 22nd Ultimo, from the Naval Commander in chief in the Pacific reporting that he had placed HMS "Sparrowhawk" at the disposal of the late Governor of British Columbia to convey him to San Francisco.
I am Sir,
Your obedient Servant
Vernon Lushington
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Herbert
Put by.
EBP 21/8/71
At once.
RGWH Aug 22/71
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Rear Admiral Farquhar to Secretary to the Admiralty, 22 July 1871, advising that the "Sparrowhawk" had been offered to Musgrave for conveyance to San Francisco.