Copy of a memorandum by Rear-Adm. Sir Samuel Hood, Rear-Adm. Thomas Graves and Rear-Adm. Francis S. Drake reporting the decision reached at a 'Council of War' that, in view of the French fleet being at anchor in the Chesapeake and the consequent inability of the British fleet to give 'any effectual succour' to Gen. Earl Cornwallis, the British squadron should immediately proceed to New York and put the squadron 'in the best state for service'.

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Title

Copy of a memorandum by Rear-Adm. Sir Samuel Hood, Rear-Adm. Thomas Graves and Rear-Adm. Francis S. Drake reporting the decision reached at a 'Council of War' that, in view of the French fleet being at anchor in the Chesapeake and the consequent inability of the British fleet to give 'any effectual succour' to Gen. Earl Cornwallis, the British squadron should immediately proceed to New York and put the squadron 'in the best state for service'.

Date Created

13 September 1781

Creator

Hood, Samuel, Rear-Adm. Sir Graves, Thomas, Rear-Adm. Drake, Francis, Rear-Adm.

Language

English

Identifier

GEO/ADD/15/0647