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half past two when he would let me know what had been done. I did so & was told that Major Goulburn produced a letter wh he said had been written some days but wh he did not like to send until it had been submitted to His Exy. He added that he had forgotten to examine the Date.

I then went to the Secys office and was told by Mr Crawford that the letter was gone to the General Hospital. MacDougal & Bowman were there and concurred in the propriety of my going back to Sir Thomas & showing him the letter.

I did so - "Ha! Well, did you get the letter, I hope it is satisfactory"? "Quite the reverse, Sir Thomas, I have brought it to show you, as I cannot suppose your Exy to have seen or sanctioned a communication so completely at variance with your assurances" - Ha yes - these reserves are to be referred to Lord Bathurst - but yr father will be put in possession of them in the mean time". "That is not stated, Sir." - "No - (looking again at the letter) It must be an accidental omission." - "But look at

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