CollectionDe Budé Papers
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleLetter from Rear-Adm. Sir Samuel Hood to General Jacob de Budé describing in detail successful British naval action against the French earlier in the month [presumably the Battle of the Saintes] and his great disappointment that the French fleet was not pursued, enclosing various letters exchanged between himself and Sir George Rodney [0681], and a list of French ships taken.
Date13 April 1782
WriterHood, Samuel, Rear-Admiral Sir
AddresseeBudé, Jacob de, General
Description'Rejoice my dear General rejoice, and give God thanks His Majesty's fleet has given such a beating, to that [underlined] of France, as no great fleet ever had before.'
'Had I my dear General have had the honor [sic] of commanding His Majesty's noble fleet yesterday; I may without the imputation of vanity say, the Flag of Island, would at this hour have graced the sterns of twenty sail at least [underlined] of the enemy's ships of the Line.'
Extent1 document
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript papers; mounted
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