From Sir Hercules George Robert Robinson (later 1st Baron Rosmead), Governor of Cape Colony, Government House, Cape Town, 23 Aug. 1881
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Recommending his deputy Lieutenant-General Leicester Smyth for a KCB or KCMG; recent service on the Royal Commission in the Transvaal, negotiating peace with the Boers: 'the most difficult and disagreeable work with which I have ever had to do in nearly forty years'.
- 23 Aug. 1881
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