Memo, Hammond to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
21 December 1860
Mr Hammond presents his compliments to Mr Merivale and, with reference to the Letter from the Colonial Office of the 14th Instant is directed by Lord John Russell to state, for the information of the Duke of Newcastle that the Queen's Exequatur empowering Mr Henry Rhodes to act as Hawaiian Consul at the Port of Fort Victoria has this day received Her Majesty's Signature.
The Notification of Her Majesty's Approval of Mr Rhodes' Appointment will appear in the "Gazette" of the 25th Instant.
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Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Inform the Govr. L[ithographed] F[orm].
VJ 22 Decr
TFE 22/12
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, No. 44, 28 December 1860.