CollectionDe Budé Papers
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleLetter from Rear-Adm. Sir Samuel Hood to General Jacob de Budé, writing from various locations and detailing his activities, expressing frustration over the general lack of action by the British fleet and the failure to take opportunities against the enemy, complaining about Adm. Pigot's inexperience, reporting on illness on board his ship and his own need for exercise, and commenting on the whereabouts of Prince William and his ship.
Date24 August - 8 September 1782
WriterHood, Samuel, Rear-Admiral Sir
AddresseeBudé, Jacob de, General
DescriptionHood remarks on the importance of officers putting 'the glory of their King and country' above all other considerations 'or all is over with poor old England as a great nation'.
'There is doubtless something very wonderfully mysterious in the Chief's conduct, which I own, I have not penetration to fathom, and the more I think of it, the more I am bewildered.'
'It is really mortifying to see the whole [underlined] fleet kept out, doing nothing, and nothing to be done, that half [underlined] would not be equal to.'
Extent1 document
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript papers; mounted
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