Letter from Rear-Adm. Sir Samuel Hood to General Jacob de Budé reporting a meeting with Prince William, who had recently arrived off Staten Island, announcing that there were 36 French ships in the Chesapeake, outlining the plans agreed between the British Army and Navy to attempt to assist Lord Cornwallis and also his opinion of the ineffectiveness of 'our [underlined] commanding officer' [presumably Rear-Adm. Graves].

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Title

Letter from Rear-Adm. Sir Samuel Hood to General Jacob de Budé reporting a meeting with Prince William, who had recently arrived off Staten Island, announcing that there were 36 French ships in the Chesapeake, outlining the plans agreed between the British Army and Navy to attempt to assist Lord Cornwallis and also his opinion of the ineffectiveness of 'our [underlined] commanding officer' [presumably Rear-Adm. Graves].

Date Created

25 September 1781

Creator

Hood, Samuel, Rear-Adm. Sir

Description

Something must be attempted as soon as possible, or Lord Cornwallis and his brave Troops must fall. Desperate cases require bold remedies.' 'Would to God Admiral Digby had been here, when I arrived, and Mr Graves gone!'

Language

English

Identifier

GEO/ADD/15/0649