Sent by [?William Alexander Bailie-Hamilton], Admiralty to Alfred Russel Wallace Royal Geographical Society, 3 Waterloo Place on 15 November 1853.
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Transcriber: Brunnen, Claire
Transcription date: August 13, 2012
Scrutiny: 15/01/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
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15th Nov[embe]r 1853
In reply to your letter of the 7th inst[ant], requesting to be informed whether any opportunity offers for a passage for you in one of Her Majesty’s Ships to Singapore; I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to acquaint you that no ship of war is about to proceed to the East India Station, and my Lords would enquire whether the question of a passage by packet has ever been suggested.
I am, Sir, | Your most obedient ser[van]t | W. A. B. Hamilton [signature]
Alfred R. Wallace Esq
Royal Geographical Soc[iety]
3 Waterloo Place.
Rec[eive]d Nov[ember] 15
(To A.R. Wallace)1
Ref[erence]. Passage for A.R. Wallace to Singapore (cross-ref[erence] Wallace]
1. Written in different hand.
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