that I am acting in

conformity with the

War Minister's plans in

placing at your disposal

that portion of the "Free

Gifts" (for the use of the

War Hospitals) which

has returned home, &

which I informed the

War Department I should

destine to this purpose

& in filling up the

deficiencies myself.

Their sanction was

granted immediately.

As it is important that

Infirmary for the women.

I dare say you know

that I am no favourite

with Dr. Andrew Smith,

which I deeply regret.

Whatever improvements

are made must be made

through you, & while you

are at Chatham.

Lord Panmure acceded

to the "Hospital Kit" plan

some months ago, and

informed me that it

should be carried out

at once.

I therefore conclude