CollectionDe Budé Papers
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleLetter from Rear-Adm. Sir Samuel Hood to General Jacob de Budé reporting a meeting with Prince William, who had recently arrived off Staten Island, announcing that there were 36 French ships in the Chesapeake, outlining the plans agreed between the British Army and Navy to attempt to assist Lord Cornwallis and also his opinion of the ineffectiveness of 'our [underlined] commanding officer' [presumably Rear-Adm. Graves].
Date25 September 1781
WriterHood, Samuel, Rear-Admiral Sir
AddresseeBudé, Jacob de, General
Description'Something must be attempted as soon as possible, or Lord Cornwallis and his brave Troops must fall. Desperate cases require bold remedies.'
'Would to God Admiral Digby had been here, when I arrived, and Mr Graves gone!'
Extent1 document
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper; mounted
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