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Historical Records of New Zealand

Under-Secretary Croker to Under-Secretary Horton

Under-Secretary Croker to Under-Secretary Horton.

Admiralty Office, 24th July, 1824.


My Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty having referred your letter of the 19th instant, with its enclosures (relative to an enquiry which took place in the month of December, 1823, in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand, as to the cause of the death of Thomas Perryman, a seaman belonging to the ship Rochester, Worth, master), to Mr. Bicknell, their Lordship’s solicitor, I have it in command to send you herewith a copy of Mr. Bicknell’s report on this case, and to request that you will lay the same before Earl Bathurst for His Lordship’s information.

I am, &c.,

J. W. Croker.

R. Wilmot Horton, Esq., Downing Street.