Letter from Rear-Adm. Sir Samuel Hood to General Jacob de Budé enclosing various papers [0643-0647], describing an action between the British and French fleets off Lynnhaven Bay on 5 September, relaying his concerns regarding the intentions of the French fleet, the need to keep them out of the Chesapeake, and the lack of action from Rear-Adm. Graves, and reporting on the scuppering of the 'Terrible' on account of her un-seaworthy condition.

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