The Dispatches and Letters Volume 3

The Dispatches and Letters Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...every sentiment of respect, I have the honour to be, &c., Nelson. TO COMMISSIONER COFFIN, PORT MAHON. From the "Naval Chronicle," vol. xxiii. p. 389. Palermo, 15th February, 1799. My dear Coffin, I send you the Mutine. Pray see if you can patch her up, and give her some stores. I am obliged to send El Corso on her mission, for which Duckworth will scold. How long we shall remain here, you must ask the French; for at present I see nothing to oppose their progress. God bless you. I am, &c, Nelson. To Commissioner Inglefield, Gibraltar. Letter-Book. Vanguard, Palermo, 16th February, 1799. Sir, I herewith transmit you a demand for slops for his Majesty's Ship Goliath, and beg leave to observe that all the Ships now under my command are equally in want of them, and some of them very much distressed, as slops are not to be purchased here but at an enormous price, and very disadvantageous to the seamen. I am, &c, Nelson. TO LIEUTENANT-GENERAL THE HONOURABLE CHARLES STUART. From a Copy, in the Admiralty. Palermo, 10th February, 1799. What a state we arc in here!--without troops, and the Enemy at the door; for although there arc 4000 Neapolitan regular troops, these are not to be trusted; 13,000 Sicilian troops are raising, and 26,000 Militia; but I fear, before these are got together, the active French will get possession of Messina, the key of Sicily. There is a good Citadel, and might be defended for a long time; but there is such treachery, that probably it will be given without a shot. I know, my dear Sir, your situation at Minorca, and I regret that you cannot, I fear, send here and save us, for 1000 English troops in the citadel of Messina would, I am convinced save Sicily. I dare not hope such a thing; but more

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  • Paperback | 230 pages
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  • English
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  • 9781236945365