Letter from Rear-Adm. Sir Samuel Hood to General Jacob de Budé reporting that Lord Cornwallis had been forced to capitulate to superior French and American forces and his opinion that this could have been avoided, and announcing that he hoped to return as soon as possible to the West Indies 'for the protection of our Royal masters possessions'.

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Title

Letter from Rear-Adm. Sir Samuel Hood to General Jacob de Budé reporting that Lord Cornwallis had been forced to capitulate to superior French and American forces and his opinion that this could have been avoided, and announcing that he hoped to return as soon as possible to the West Indies 'for the protection of our Royal masters possessions'.

Date Created

29 October 1781

Creator

Hood, Samuel, Rear-Adm. Sir

Description

'I am grieved to the heart to acquaint you of the sad hard fate of Lord Cornwallis and his gallant Army, His Lordship was forced to capitulate to the combined force of France & America on the 18th a most meloncholly [sic] business!... I feel too much my dear Geneal, and my mind is too deeply depressed, with the sense I have of my Country's calamities to dwell upon the painfull [sic] subject.'

Language

English

Identifier

GEO/ADD/15/0651