Hamilton to Desart (Parliamentary Under-Secretary)
12 July 1852
My Lord
I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to state for the information of Secretary Sir John Pakington that Rear Admiral Moresby has reported that he has ordered Her Majesty's Ship Thetis to remain at Vancouver's Island until the latter end of January next.
I am, My Lord,
Your most obedient humble Servant
W.A.B. Hamilton

Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
It seems that a Letter from the Admiralty takes a long while to come to Downing St.
The information here given will enable Sir J. Pakington to answer the Governor of Van Couver's Island as I proposed in a minute written yesterday.
ABd 17 July
HM Jy 19
D 20
Mention this informn about the Thetis in answering 6485.
JSP 22