[Transcribed by Megan Stevens]
Sir, — In your paper of yesterday I read “that you are authorised by Lord Panmure to state that the assertion made by Commissary-General Filder, in a pamphlet recently published by him, that Colonel Tulloch, when sent out to the Crimea, carried with him a commission to supersede Mr. Filder as Commissary-General of the army, is without foundation.” I never made the assertion here imputed to me. What I did say was, that “when Colonel Tulloch left this country as one of the two Commissioners for the East, he had been named to succeed me as Commissary-General, with the rank of Major-General, on my being displaced and the Commissariat remodelled.”
When you are authorised to deny, that Colonel Tulloch had been named by the Secretary for War, in a despatch addressed to Lord Raglan, to succeed me as Commissary-General with the rank of Major-General on my being displaced, I may address you again. I would have written yesterday, but was prevented doing so by my medical attendant.
I remain, Sir, Your obedient servant,
57, Eaton square, March 13.