CollectionDe Budé Papers
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleLetter from Rear-Adm. Sir Samuel Hood to General Jacob de Budé reporting that Adm. Sir George Rodney had sailed for Jamaica with various identified ships, commenting on the lack of frigates (which are useful for watching the enemy), his suspicions of what the French may do next and the need for readiness if they proceed to America, and again criticising Rodney's lack of action in pursuing the fleeing enemy fleet.
Date30 April 1782
WriterHood, Samuel, Rear-Admiral Sir
AddresseeBudé, Jacob de, General
Description'Surely there never was an instance before, of a great fleet, so [underlined] beaten [underlined] and flying [underlined], and not [underlined] pursued [underlined]!... Had it been my lot, to have commanded His Majesty's Fleet on the 12th and passed by, the opportunity of raising the Glory of my country, as I am grieved to say was [underlined] done [underlined], I should have thought my head would have been justly required, for such glaring, and shamefull [sic] neglect.'
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Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper; mounted
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