Letter from Rear-Adm. Sir Samuel Hood to General Jacob de Budé reporting on the arrival of French armaments in Fort Royal Bay, Martinique, describing his attempts to persuade Sir George Rodney to take action to prevent this and enclosing copies of papers exchanged on the matter [presumably 0676-0677], and outlining the strength of the enemy force.

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Title

Letter from Rear-Adm. Sir Samuel Hood to General Jacob de Budé reporting on the arrival of French armaments in Fort Royal Bay, Martinique, describing his attempts to persuade Sir George Rodney to take action to prevent this and enclosing copies of papers exchanged on the matter [presumably 0676-0677], and outlining the strength of the enemy force.

Date Created

31 March 1782

Creator

Hood, Samuel, Rear-Adm. Sir

Description

'As I feared, foretold, and laboured to prevent, the French Armament are safe arrived in Fort Royal Bay... Every scheme in my humble opinion, should have been had recourse to, and every risque [sic] should have been encountered, to have intercepted the Brest Armament; having effected that, the greater difficulty would have been surmounted - but turn ones Eye now, which way one will; nothing but difficulties, and those in the extreme, stare us full in the face....'

Language

English

Identifier

GEO/ADD/15/0674