CollectionDe Budé Papers
Record TypeWritings (documents)
TitleCopy of a memorandum by Rear-Adm. Sir Samuel Hood, Rear-Adm. Thomas Graves and Rear-Adm. Francis S. Drake reporting the decision reached at a 'Council of War' that, in view of the French fleet being at anchor in the Chesapeake and the consequent inability of the British fleet to give 'any effectual succour' to Gen. Earl Cornwallis, the British squadron should immediately proceed to New York and put the squadron 'in the best state for service'.
Date13 September 1781
WriterDrake, Francis, Rear-Admiral
Hood, Samuel, Rear-Admiral Sir
Graves, Thomas, Rear-Admiral
NotesEnclosure of 0642, and sent by Rear-Adm. Sir Samuel Hood to General Jacob de Budé as item No. 5.
Extent1 document
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper; mounted
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