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Letter from the Admiralty to Dr Loney

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30th July 1847.

I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to send you herewith, a copy of a letter from the Secretary to the British Relief Association, dated 14 Inst. expressing the acknowledgement of the Committee for the Services of the Officers of the Royal Navy employed in carrying out the objects of the association in Ireland, and my Lords direct me to convey to you the expression of their great


Dr Wm. Loney
Surgeon R.N.
H.M.S. Amphitrite

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great satisfaction at this Report and to inform you that a note of the Services you have rendered and the qualifications you have exhibited, whilst executing such Services, will be made in this Office in your favour.

I am
your most Obedient Servant
W A B Hamilton

The signatory is Second Secretary Captain William Alexander Baillie Hamilton.

Letter from the Association to the Admiralty

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British Association for the relief of the extreme Distress in Ireland and Scotland
Committee Room
July 14, 1847.

I am directed by the Committee of this Association to report that you will be pleased to lay before the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty their expression of grateful acknowledgement for the permission granted to Officers in the Naval Service of Her Majesty, to act in Ireland


Captain Hamilton R.N.

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Ireland under the Instructions of this Committee, and in furtherance of the objects of the British Association. As the Committee have deemed it expedient to suspend their operations for the present, and have consequently directed the recal [sic] of all the Officers employed as their Agents in Ireland; they think it right to take this opportunity of expressing the strongest testimony in their favour to the energy, zeal and activity which has characterized the service of the

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Naval Officers, who undertook the duty of their Agents.

Acting in the true and highest spirit of benevolence, they have in the cause of their duty been exposed to much danger, privation and suffering in their endeavours to relieve as far as lay in their power, the pressure of extreme distress in the districts to which they were severally sent, they have now returned, having fulfilled all the objects of their mission with the utmost ability and discretion.

This Committee feels that

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that they have no means of rewarding such services, but take the liberty of expressing their high admiration of them, in the hope that the conduct of the Naval Officers who have been so employed may not be deemed unworthy of the approbation of their Lordships the Commissioners of the Admiralty.

I have...
E. Cane
Hony. Secy.

The signatory is E. Cane, Honory Secretary of the Association.

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