It is reported in the Newspapers that Lord . . . [Pamnure?] on his speech on moving the thanks of Parliament to the Navy and Army etc stated that Admiral Bofer was the first to begin some system in Balaklava Harbour.No one can be more anxious than myself to amply and full justice to great operations of the late Admiral Bofer but I feel very strongly that it is most unjust to cast blame on his predecessors for the mere sake of eulogising him.I am quite prepared to prove that from the period of the great Storm until I was relieved by Admiral Bofer there was a constant and successful endeavour to improve the harbour arrangements in every way and that with the assistance of Captain Powell who was associated with me in the work Balaklava Harbour was on the 1st of February the day on which Admiral Bofer relieved me in a state of which we had no reason to be ashamed.Admiral Bofer with great personal energy carried out and perfected during fine weather what we in the midst of rain snow and gales of wind had initiated.Leaving my case in you hands.
I have the honour to be
Your most obedient Servant
Signed LG Heath CB Captain
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