[William Govett Romain, as Second Secretary to the Admiralty.] Autograph Signature (‘W. G. Romaine’) with accompanying text filling in printed 'communication' appointing William Mullice ‘Gunner, 2d Class, Additional’ on board HMS Cumberland.

W. G. Romaine [William Govett Romaine] (1815-1893), English barrister, civil servant and colonial administrator [William Mullice]
Publication details: 
11 April 1861; on board ‘H.M.S. “Excellent” / WW Portsmouth.’
SKU: 23868

See his entry in the Oxford DNB. 1p, tall 8vo. In fair condition, lightly aged; folded twice. In the following transcription the manuscript parts are in square brackets: ‘By Command of the Commissioners for Executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, &c. / To [Mr William Mullice] / hereby appointed [Gunner, 2d Class, Additional] of Her Majesty’s Ship “Cumberland” for service to “Ætna” / THE Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty having appointed you [Gunner, 2d Class, Addl] of Her Majesty’s [Ship “Cumberland”] their Lordships hereby direct you to repair on board that [Ship] at [Sheerness], and to report to me the day on which you shall have joined her. / You are further desired to acknowledge the receipt of this communication forthwith, [addressing your Letter to The Secretary of The Admiralty.] / By Command of their Lordships, / [W. G. Romaine / Additional for service in “Ætna”].'