No. 29
20th July 1854
My Lord Duke
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt, on the 16th Inst, of your Circular Despatch of the 11th March last, in reference to an existing misapprehension as to the position of Officers in Her Majesty's Civil Service in the Colonies, who have been suspended from their Office by the Governor, and conveying the instructions of Her Majesty's Government, that such Officers should not absent themselves from the Colony without leave of the Governor, before their ultimate dismissal or re-instatement by Her Majesty the Queen.
I have the honor to be
Your Grace's most obedient humble Servant
James Douglas

The Right Honorable The Duke of Newcastle
Her Majesty's principal Secretary of State
For the Colonial Department
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Put by.
ABd 12 Octr
No less than six separate despatches—from 8948 to
8954—acknowledging separate despatches. Instruct him to acknowledge all in a single Schedule?
TFE 12/10
FP 13
GG 14
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Draft reply, Grey to Douglas, No. 5, 24 October 1854.