No. 55
7 October 1865
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Despatches Nos. 62 and 63 of the 1st August, and I have to signify my approval of the appointment of Mr. George Pearkes to be acting Registrar General on half salary during the twelvemonthsManuscript image months leave of absence that has been granted to Mr. Alston.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
humble servant
Edward Cardwell