If those said circumstances do not arise, then the sealed orders are destroyed.
As I do not desire my second in command to know too much, I gave him sealed orders.
The sealed orders were to be opened on the 13th, and on that day the stroke was to be dealt.
But I thought you had read the sealed orders to us before, Captain Passford.
"Sealed orders, as I supposed you would have," said Captain Passford.
Each man simply nodded gravely and then went up to the table to collect his sealed orders.
"Now, there's one more thing I'd better mention, though you'll find it included in your sealed orders," he said.
You have heard of sealed orders, not to be opened till a certain point has been reached in a voyage or a march?
Our sealed orders were opened, and proved our destination to be the West Indies, as we expected.
The next day the captain came on board with sealed orders, with directions not to open them until off Ushant.