REID, Sir William (1791-1858). Army officer, governor & commander-in-chief at Malta.
Autograph Letter Signed to Merrick, 2½ pages 8vo (traces of former mounting), Malta, 10 December 1835. Urging the promulgation of the commercial code, explaining that the Maltese are 'very anxious to have it put into operation'.
'... I enclose a private letter from the Crown Advocate to me on the subject, which so fully & clearly explains the reasons for confirming it at once, that I have asked his permission to send you his letter though private. ...'
The enclosed letter is no longer present.
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