Reep to Merivale
Royal Mail Steam Packet
No 55, Moorgate Street,
31st August 1858
I am desired by the Directors of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of yesterday's date and in reply to inform you that the necessary instructions will be issued to carry into effect the detention of La Plata until the arrival of the Queen's Messenger from Osborne, in accordance with the request of Secretary Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton.
I am Sir,
Your obedient Servant
Rd T. Reep
Herman Merivale Esquire
&c &c &c
Downing Street
Minutes by CO staff
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