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FRANCIS VERE COTTON, Esq.
[Commander.]

Is, we believe, a nephew to General Viscount Combermere, G.C.B., &c. &c., formerly Sir Stapleton Cotton. He was made a lieutenant on the 1st Jan. 1821; advanced to his present rank, Feb. 12th, 1830; and appointed to the Racehorse sloop, on the West India station, Jan. 31st, 1832.