Historical Records of New Zealand
Admiralty Office, 22 March, 1821
I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to transmit to you, for the information of Earl Bathurst, copies of two letters from the Navy Board, and of the several papers therein referred to, relative to the detention of an American ship called the General Gates at New Zealand by the commander of His Majesty’s Store Ship Dromedary, for having carried away several convicts from New South Wales.
I am, &c.,
John Barrow. Henry Goulburn,Esqre.