27 January 1862
I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of Your Graces Despatch of the 30th November last, marked "Circular Confidential" upon the subject of the course which should properly be taken by British Authorities in regard to Privateers carryingtheManuscript image the Flag of the so-styled Confederate States of America.
I have the honor to be
My Lord Duke
Your Grace's most obedient
and humble Servant
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
Put by.
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