CollectionDe Budé Papers
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleLetter from Rear-Adm. Lord Hood to General Jacob de Budé reporting that he had received the preliminary articles for peace between Britain, France, North America and Spain, that he had been informed of the signing of these articles and received a proposal from the French for an immediate cessation of hostilities 'in these Seas', giving his thoughts about peace, and remarking that preparations had been made by the French for a substantial attack on Jamaica.
Date20 March 1783
WriterHood, Samuel, Rear-Admiral Lord
AddresseeBudé, Jacob de, General
Description'Prince William is in the dumps about peace, as His heart was sett [sic], upon seeing service in this country; but probably does not feel for himself alone, but thinks a little longer continuance of the war, would have been advantageous to great Britain...'
'With respect to myself, peace is an event I ought to rejoice at, not having constitution left for much further service, particularly in this climate but whether I shall have good reason to rejoice at it, on the score of my country, I am not without my doubts.'
Extent1 document
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper; mounted
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