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Lea Hurst, Matlock, Derbyshire
21 Oct. 1856
YPtivate and Confidential'; thanks him 'for more than one kind letter, and enclosures; she fears nothing will be done about the pensioners this year; Lord Panmure has finally decided against any plan being concluded before he leaves England; discusses Pincoffs' proposal to publish his Observations on the English and French Military Hospitals of the Eastl; she is under orders from the Queen, Lord Palmerston and Lord Panmure to do the same in the form of a PAcis; she expects the consequences will be exactly the same as followed Sir John McNeill's and Col. 11ulloch's report 'viz. great harm to my means of usefulness and little good to the service'; it is of great importance that the Reformers should not appear to contradict each other and she would therefore like a sight of his manuscript; mentions the new Victoria Military Hospital near SouthamptoT, 'I consider that you have done us an incalculable benefit by giving us a "shove" forwards in the right direction. 1
4p Incomplete B.M. Add.MSS.45796.f.92
1. Published as Experiences of a civilian in Eastern militarp hospitals, with observations on the English, French and other medical departments, London, Willian and Norgate, 1857.
2. See Appendix IV for reports and papers relating to Netley Hospital.

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