Letter from Rear-Adm. Sir Samuel Hood to General Jacob de Budé, announcing that he had acquired the requested wine for Prince Frederick and reporting on his and the British Navy's activities in the Caribbean, including the fact that Sir George Rodney had handed the command of the British fleet into his hands and was returning to England, the appearance of various French and American vessels in the area and his hope to reach America before the enemy's ships, and the arrival of a number of Spanish ships at the Cape after the storming of Pensaecola.

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Title

Letter from Rear-Adm. Sir Samuel Hood to General Jacob de Budé, announcing that he had acquired the requested wine for Prince Frederick and reporting on his and the British Navy's activities in the Caribbean, including the fact that Sir George Rodney had handed the command of the British fleet into his hands and was returning to England, the appearance of various French and American vessels in the area and his hope to reach America before the enemy's ships, and the arrival of a number of Spanish ships at the Cape after the storming of Pensaecola.

Date Created

2 August 1781

Creator

Hood, Samuel, Rear-Adm. Sir

Description

'The Business of America seems at the present moment to be critical...'

Language

English

Identifier

GEO/ADD/15/0630