GEN. THE HON. SIR J. Y. SCARLETT, PC.B.]
General Hospital, Balaclava 31 May 1856
Asking him to have forwarded letters addressed by a mother in New York to her son by name only, having herself traced the soldier to a Cavalry Regiment under the General's command; comments: 'If it did not happen to me every mail to find some poor mother firmly believing her own son to be the only soldier in the Queen's Service, this would appear incredible'.
4p ROY. COLL. NURST
1. Sir James Yorke Scarlett (1799-1871) was promoted to command the British cavalry in the Crimea 1855-1856,
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