The dispatches and letters of vice admiral ... Nelson, with notes by sir N.H. Nicolas, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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1844
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To the Reverend William Nelson Portsmouth 8th February
57
To Captain Locker Cork 20th April
63
To Captain Locker Albemarle off Cape Tiberoon 25th February
71
To the Reverend William Nelson London 23rd July
78
To the Reverend William Nelson St Omer 10th November
86
To the Reverend William Nelson St Omer 28th December
93
To the Reverend William Nelson London 19th March
99
To Captain Locker Portsmouth 21st April 104 To the Reverend William Nelson
105
To Captain Locker Boreas Spithead 14th May
107
To Captain Locker Boreas Basseterre 15th January 113 To RearAdmiral Sir Richard Hughes 12th January
114
To RearAdmiral Sir Richard Hughes
120
To Captain Locker Boreas St Kitts 16th March
127
To the Reverend William Nelson Boreas St Kitts 28th June
133
To Mrs Nisbet Boreas English Harbour 11th September
139
1786
151
To William Suckling Esq Boreas Carlisle Bay 9th March
160
To Mrs Nisbet Boreas Carlisle Bay 17th April
166
To William Suckling Esq Nevis 5th July
186
To Mrs Nisbet Boreas English Harbour August
193
To Philip Stephens Esq Admiralty
194
To Philip Stephens Esq Admiralty
199
Boreas Antigua 1st December
202
Boreas English Harbour 7th January 207 To H R H Prince William Henry Boreas 23rd January
208
Boreas Antigua 9th February 212 To the Reverend William Nelson
215
Boreas Antigua 14th April 220 To Philip Stephens Esq Admiralty
222
To H R H Prince William Henry Boreas Nevis 26th April
224
To Captain Collingwood Boreas Nevis 3rd May
230
To Commodore Alan Gardner Boreas Nevis 13th May
236
To Philip Stephens Esq Admiralty
242
To the Earl of Cork Portsmouth 22nd July
249
To Mrs Nelson
254
Boreas Nore 29th August
255

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