“Further to your request a place shall be made available upon Henry Fotherby Esquire’s arrival in London that he might perform the examination for the army surgeons’ diploma. The account being settled and the five guineas received, Mr. Fotherby shall not be required to provide any form of proof, or payment.”
Following this, the letter was signed off by the head of the college. Fotherby read through the brief epistle so many times that he could have recited it, before he rose to his feet and stepped over to his captain.
“Are they to accept you?” Peters’ began gruffly, not turning to face him.
“I believe so, sir.”
“Then when Kitson return...
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