Letter from Rear-Adm. Sir Samuel Hood to General Jacob de Budé complaining about the actions of Rear-Adm. Graves, reporting an agreement between the British Army and Navy to attempt to relieve Lord Cornwallis, announcing that Prince William had recently arrived in the 'Prince George', and remarking on the long time it has taken to repair the squadron and his fear of being too late to help Lord Cornwallis.

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Title

Letter from Rear-Adm. Sir Samuel Hood to General Jacob de Budé complaining about the actions of Rear-Adm. Graves, reporting an agreement between the British Army and Navy to attempt to relieve Lord Cornwallis, announcing that Prince William had recently arrived in the 'Prince George', and remarking on the long time it has taken to repair the squadron and his fear of being too late to help Lord Cornwallis.

Date Created

20 September and 12 October 1781

Creator

Hood, Samuel, Rear-Adm. Sir

Description

'No officer ever had more glorious prospects before him, of rendering great and important services to his King & Country, and it was not possible for any one, more unaccoutably to have overlooked them, by which I fear he has brought irretrievable destress [sic] not only upon Great Britain, but upon His Majesty's brave officers, Troops, & Loyal subjects, in America also.'

Language

English

Identifier

GEO/ADD/15/0648