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Drake Letters Index 79. Drake to Maclean 23 September 1855 ◄ ● ► 81. General Simpson to Lord Panmure 2 October 1855
The Drake Letters
 
Sir George Maclean (Balaklava) – Major General Henry William Barnard Chief of Staff (Head Quarters), 25 September 1855
Commissariat Crimea
Balaklava, 25th September 1855. 1
 
Sir,
 
        At the request of Deputy Commissary General Drake, I have the honor respectfully to submit for the consideration of the Commander of the Forces, the accompanying letter representing the special nature of his services with this Expedition, and which I trust may be favourably received by His Excellency.
 
I have the honor to be
Sir
Your most obedient Servant,
G. Maclean
C.G.

 
The Chief of Staff
Head Quarters
 

 
WH Drake Journal
 

Sept. 30. Sunday. Meeting of Commission Mixte at Genl. Niel’s. Barracks (Alexander) at Sevastopol on fire. Steamers not to leave the Harbor.
 
Oct. 1. Meeting of Commission Mixte & signing of Proces Verbal at Genl. Niel’s. Orders for the embarkation of some troops.
 
Oct. 2. Fine. I sent copy of Sir G. Maclean’s recommendation to Genl. Simpson of my Letter of 23rd Sept. Went to Head Quarters on Mixed Commission. Mrs. Mitchell & Mr. J. T. [sic] Mitchell of K.D. Gds. 2 dined with us. Showery at night. 
 
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Footnotes
 
1. I received a photograph of this letter in an email from Mike Hinton, on 18 July 2010.
 
2. Captain Thomas John Mitchell, 1st (The King’s) Regiment of Dragoon Guards.
 
 
 

 
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Drake Letters Index 79. Drake to Maclean 23 September 1855 ◄ ● ► 81. General Simpson to Lord Panmure 2 October 1855