No. 50
8th February 1855
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Circular Despatch marked "Most secret and confidential," transmitting two printed copies of a code of private signals prepared by Her Majesty's Government, in concert with the Government of the Emperor of the French, for the use of the Ships of war, and the Forts and Colonies of the two Countries, with explanatory notes for the use of the same. I have to assure you in reply that I shall not fail tocarryManuscript image carry out the instructions of Her Majesty's Government, as set forth in your Despatch, with the utmost possible care and secrecy.
I have the honor to be Sir
Your most obedient humble Servant,
James Douglas

I have etc.
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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War Dept.
ABd 26 April
HM A 27
JB 28 Ap
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