Letter from Rear-Adm. Sir Samuel Hood to General Jacob de Budé basically repeating (almost verbatim) the contents of 0648, but with the addition of reporting the arrival of two more British ships and, in the postscript, that the British fleet was still at Sandy Hook 'to my unspeakable concern' but that he hoped it would be on its way to the Chesapeake the following day and thus able to offer relief to Lord Cornwallis.

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Title

Letter from Rear-Adm. Sir Samuel Hood to General Jacob de Budé basically repeating (almost verbatim) the contents of 0648, but with the addition of reporting the arrival of two more British ships and, in the postscript, that the British fleet was still at Sandy Hook 'to my unspeakable concern' but that he hoped it would be on its way to the Chesapeake the following day and thus able to offer relief to Lord Cornwallis.

Date Created

12 and 18 October 1781

Creator

Hood, Samuel, Rear-Adm. Sir

Description

Though I had the honor of writing to you the end of last month by a Pacquet... I cannot let anohter pacquet sail... without recapitulating the substance of each letter, to guard against any miscarriage in these precarious times.' 'If Lord Cornwallis is able [underlined] to hold out, till we can gett [sic] to his relief I trust we shall do well, though I cannot help fearing, from what his Lordship says in his last Letter of the 11th that he must [underlined] be forced to yield to the vast superior force of the Enemy.'

Language

English

Identifier

GEO/ADD/15/0650