Foreign Office, May 14th, 1845.
Sir,—I am commanded by the King, to make known to you His Majesty’s thanks for the kind courtesy with which you have allowed one of your men to prepare his Royal Standard, according to the national devices arranged at the Herald’s Office, in London.
It is His Majesty’s pleasure that the new standard shall be hoisted for the first time, on the solemn occasion of the opening of the Chambers, on Tuesday next wee, by His Majesty in person.
I have the honor to be, Sir,
Your ob’dt, humble serv’t,
R. C. WYLLIE.
Sir Thomas Thompson, Bart.
Captain of H. B. M. S. Talbot,
H. M.’s senior officer in Polynesia, &c. &c. &c.
(Polynesian, 5/17/1845, p. 213)