Letter from Rear-Adm. Sir Samuel Hood to General Jacob de Budé: principally duplicate of 0674, but with an additional postscript dated 2 April 1782 and information about the strength of the British fleet, including the poor condition of various ships.

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Title

Letter from Rear-Adm. Sir Samuel Hood to General Jacob de Budé: principally duplicate of 0674, but with an additional postscript dated 2 April 1782 and information about the strength of the British fleet, including the poor condition of various ships.

Date Created

31 March and 2 April 1782

Creator

Hood, Samuel, Rear-Adm. Sir

Description

'These disasters [the poor condition of various British ships] have occasioned Admiral Drake to be called. This is shutting the stable door after the steed is stollen [sic].'

Language

English

Identifier

GEO/ADD/15/0675