Letter from Rear-Adm. Lord Hood to General Jacob de Budé commenting further on the difficulties between Prince William and Capt. Napier and the latter's decision to return to England, reporting that excursions had been made in Jamaica with Prince William, describing his plans to prevent a meeting of French and Spanish squadrons and reporting news he had received about the movements of enemy ships.

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Title

Letter from Rear-Adm. Lord Hood to General Jacob de Budé commenting further on the difficulties between Prince William and Capt. Napier and the latter's decision to return to England, reporting that excursions had been made in Jamaica with Prince William, describing his plans to prevent a meeting of French and Spanish squadrons and reporting news he had received about the movements of enemy ships.

Date Created

28 February 1783

Creator

Hood, Samuel, Rear-Adm. Lord

Description

Hood remarks about Napier that 'I am free to own, I never before mett [sic] with a man of such disgustfull manners', and that others had made similar comments. Hood describes the reception Prince William received while in Jamaica, noting that he made donations to various causes and also that he (Prince William) had sprained his ankle during a walk. Hood also records that it was decided that the Prince might give a standard to the 'Troop of militia Horse' which had voluntarily come to attend on him.

Language

English

Identifier

GEO/ADD/15/0748