No. 23
15&Sth May 1854
I beg to acknowledge the receipt, on the 13th Inst, of a circular from your Grace dated 10th October 1853, transmitting copy of a letter from the Board of Trade informing that the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty had resolved to discontinue forthwith the practice of Registration by Tickets of British Merchant seamen, and that their Lordship's are however anxious that the records of the Merchant seamen of the country should notwithstanding, the discontinuance of this practice, continue to be kept accurately.
I have to inform your Grace that according to your instructions and in pursuance of those wishes I shall immediately call the attention of the Collector of Customs in thisColonyManuscript image Colony, to the provisions contained in the 75th Section of the Act 13 & 14 Vict. cap. 93.
I have the honor to be
Your Grace's most obedient humble Servant
James Douglas

His Grace The Right Honble The Duke of Newcastle
Her Majesty's principal Secretary of State
For the Colonial Department
Minutes by CO staff
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Copy to Board of Trade.
ABd 25 July
HM Jy 26
FP 26
GG 27