Dispatches and Letters Volume 5

Dispatches and Letters Volume 5

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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: ...of August 26th, by your son, on October 7th. My time here has been so very short, and you will conceive that I came out well loaded, that in truth I do not see my way for even clearing the Victory once; and I have upon my list twenty to be made Captains. Mr. Palmer is the third recommended to me by the Duke of Clarence, and I sincerely wish it may be in my power to promote them all, more especially the son of an old acquaintance. The capture of the French Fleet will make an opening for promotion, which I shall readily embrace. You may rely, my dear Sir, that I will not miss an opportunity, when I am at liberty, to be useful to your son. I am much obliged for your sending me the Correspondence of the Prince of Wales. I suppose there must be some strong reasons for not complying with his Royal Highness' gallant wishes.8 'Afterwards Captain Edmund Palmer, C.B., before mentioned. I think I see that the King intends to have the Prince and his Regiment attached to his person. As a man and as a Soldier, there can be no reason why his Royal Highness should not be promoted, if he wishes it; but I believe we are now so well prepared, that the French will not venture the attempt at landing in England. Ireland is their object, and Egypt. I am ever, my dear Sir, with every good wish, your most obedient and faithful servant, Nelson And Bronte. I have received Lord William Gordon's9 note, enclosing Mr. Kemble's note to Lady Hamilton; time may do much, and I have the inclination. TO HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUKE OF CLARENCE. From Clarke and M'Arthur, vol. ii. p. 330. Off Toulon, 15th October, 1803. I am absolutely, Sir, beginning this letter in a fever of the mind. It is thick as butter-milk, and blowing a Levanter; and the Narcissus has just spoke me to...show more

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 354g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236974220
  • 9781236974228