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Letter from the Admiralty. January 8, 1800. Bond may get early promotion.
I am directed by Lord Spencer, in answer to your letter dated 9th.
October to inform you that his Lordship will mention you to the
Commander in Chief of the Station on which you are serving, for early
promotion, and that his Lordship is happy to find that your exertions in
the Service have, of late, been so successful.
I am, Sir,
Your obedient humble servant John Harrison
Admty. 8 January 1800
Lieut. F. G. Bond