Letter from Rear-Adm. Sir Samuel Hood to General Jacob de Budé reporting the sailing of a large French fleet and convoy from Martinique towards St Domingo but uncertainty as to its ultimate intent, and on the poor condition of the British fleet which resulted in his being sent to Antigua to collect stores, and announcing that he may be going with a squadron to America.

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Title

Letter from Rear-Adm. Sir Samuel Hood to General Jacob de Budé reporting the sailing of a large French fleet and convoy from Martinique towards St Domingo but uncertainty as to its ultimate intent, and on the poor condition of the British fleet which resulted in his being sent to Antigua to collect stores, and announcing that he may be going with a squadron to America.

Date Created

13 and 20 July 1781

Creator

Hood, Samuel, Rear-Adm. Sir

Language

English

Identifier

GEO/ADD/15/0629