CollectionDe Budé Papers
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleLetter from Rear-Adm. Sir Samuel Hood to General Jacob de Budé complaining about the actions of Rear-Adm. Graves, reporting an agreement between the British Army and Navy to attempt to relieve Lord Cornwallis, announcing that Prince William had recently arrived in the 'Prince George', and remarking on the long time it has taken to repair the squadron and his fear of being too late to help Lord Cornwallis.
Date20 September-12 October 1781
WriterHood, Samuel, Rear-Admiral Sir
AddresseeBudé, Jacob de, General
Description'No officer ever had more glorious prospects before him, of rendering great and important services to his King & Country, and it was not possible for any one, more unaccoutably to have overlooked them, by which I fear he has brought irretrievable destress [sic] not only upon Great Britain, but upon His Majesty's brave officers, Troops, & Loyal subjects, in America also.'
Extent1 document
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript papers; mounted
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