The Dispatches and Letters of Vice Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson; With Notes Volume 5

The Dispatches and Letters of Vice Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson; With Notes Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...but patience, I hope, will get me through it. Sir Alexander Ball is very'well, but I should rather think he would be glad to be in the Navy again. I am at this moment confoundedly out of humour. A Vessel has been spoke that says she has seen a Fleet six days ago off Minorca; and it is so thick that we cannot get a look into Toulon, and blowing at this moment a Levanter. Imagine my feelings; but I am, my dear, most truly, your obliged and faithful friend, Nelson And Bronte. TO JOHN PALMER, ESQ. Autograph, in the possession of Mrs. Palmer. Victory, off Toulon, October Uth, 1803. My dear Sir, I was favoured with your letter 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 7 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...show more

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  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 345g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236644581
  • 9781236644589