P R O F I L E
War Office, 11 June 1857.
"My Lord - With Reference to an application from the Harbour Commissioners at Belfast, dated the 1st instant, for the grant of two guns, in addition to those already appropriated to the Corporation of that town. I have much pleasure in informing your lordship that in consideration of the fact that the Harbour Commissioners are laying out grounds as a new park for the purpose of popular recreation, I have caused two Russian iron guns to be allotted to the Harbour Commissioners, to be placed in the public park referred to. They will be forwarded from Woolwich as soon as arrangement can be made for their transmission.
As it is indispensable that these guns should be correctly mounted, as well as carefully preserved, as trophies of the late war, and, as there are no Russian gun carriages to accompany them, I have the honour to transmit to your lordship the enclosed photographs of three Russian gun carriages, and to state that in the event of the Harbour Commissioners being desirous of having carriages constructed after either of these patterns, and undertaking to pay the expense, I am prepared to authorise the manufacture of the carriages in the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich.
The estimated cost of these carriages is stated in the margin, - I have the honour to be, my lord, your lordship's obedient humble servant."
THE TROPHY CANNONS ON BELFAST DOCK c.1880
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