No. 43
29th January 1855
I have the honor to acknowledge your Circular Despatch of the 13th of June last, informing that Her Majesty had been pleased to appoint a fourth Secretary of State, and directing that no change should be made in the manner of addressing my correspondence, as you will yourself transfer to the Duke of Newcastle, those portions of it which appear more properly to fall under the consideration of the Secretary for War. IbegManuscript image beg to assure you that those instructions will be attended to.
I have also to acknowledge your Despatch of the 25th of July last, advising the receipt of my Despatches from No 9 to No 28.
I have the honor to be Sir
Your most obedient humble Servant
James Douglas

The Right Honble Sir George Grey Bart.
Her Majesty's principal Secretary of State
For the Colonial Department
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Put by.
ABd 26 Apl
HM A 27
JB 28 Ap
P 28/4-55