CollectionDe Budé Papers
Record TypeCorrespondence
ReferenceGEO/ADD/15/0707
TitleLetter from Rear-Adm. Sir Samuel Hood to General Jacob de Budé reporting that the British fleet had been refitted but that he was not yet at sea, commenting on the continuing delay in the sailing of the convoy and on his broken shin, which prevented his attendance at a dinner at Kingston for Sir George Rodney, and remarking on further forthcoming entertainments at Spanish Town and on his activities.
Date8 July 1782
WriterHood, Samuel, Rear-Admiral Sir
AddresseeBudé, Jacob de, General
Description'...Sir George Rodney seems to be at a loss what to do, and is whiling away the time in hopes of a dispatch from England.'
Hood was grateful that his injury prevented his attendance at the dinner, and informed Rodney and others that the subscription money collected for it should have been spent on the sailors: 'the mistaken vanity of the one, and the inordinate passion for feasting of the other [Gentlemen], would not allow the advice I took the liberty of giving to take effect'.
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