(In any further correspondence on this subject, it is requested that the Admiralty date and Initial letter may be quoted)
"Duke of Wellington", at
Portsmouth, 18 February 1875
The following communication having been made to me by the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty by letter dated the 15 Feb. 1875, C, I have to make known the same for your information and guidance. -
With reference to a letter from Mr. William Loney, Deputy Inspector General dated 23rd. December last, forwarded from Hong Kong, their Lordships desire that Mr. Loney be acquainted, on his arrival at Haslar Hospital from Chna, that they are pleased to be informed of his readiness ...
W.E. Smart Esquire
Royal Naval Hospital
The addressee is W.R.E. Smart Inspector General at Haslar, and Loney's immediate superior there. The signatory is Admiral Sir George Rodney Mundy, K.C.B., Commander-in-Chief at Portsmouth from 1 March 1875 - 1 March 1878.
... readiness to have continued on Foreign Service, but that this change of his appointment from the Royal Naval Hospital as Hong Kong to Haslar Hospital was made in the usual course.