The dispatches and letters of vice admiral ... Nelson, with notes by sir N.H. Nicolas, Volume 4

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To Captain Ball Chief of the Maltese At Sea 5th October
45
To RearAdmiral Duckworth Port Mahon 14th October
50
To the CommandingOfficer of his Majestys Ships Mahon
56
To the Commissioners of the Transport Board
62
To Captain Ball Malta About 26th October
68
To Spiridion Foresti Esq Corfu Palermo 29th October
74
To Evan Nepean Esq Admiralty
80
To ViceAdmiral Ouschakoff Palermo 1st November
83
To the Earl Elgin Palermo 4th November
89
To Evan Nepean Esq Palermo 10th November
96
To Commissioner Inglefield Palermo 15th November
102
To BrigadierGeneral Graham Palermo 25th November
108
To Evan Nepean Esq Palermo 28th November
114
To his Excellency Thomas Jackson
124
To Captain Ball Palermo 7th December
130
To LieutenantGeneral Fox Palermo 14th December
137
To Captain Henry Blackwood H M Ship Penelope
143
To Earl Spencer K G Palermo 18th December
145
To the Presidii of Zante Palermo 21st December
151
To his Excellency J Spencer Smith Esq Palermo 22nd December
157
To his Excellency the Marquis Spinola Palermo 29th December
164
To ViceAdmiral Lord Keith K
170
To Commodore Sir Thomas Troubridge Palermo 14th January
176
To the Eight Hon Earl Spencer K G Leghorn 23rd January
182
To ViceAdmiral Lord Keith K
188
To Governor Ball Malta 27th February
195
To the Right Hon Sir William Hamilton K B 8th March
203
To Commodore Sir Thomas Troubridge Bart 28th March
213
To Captain Sir Edward Berry Palermo 5th April
219
To Captain Sir Edward Berry 8th April
225
To All whom it may concern Foudroyant Syracuse 1st May
231
To ViceAdmiral Lord Keith K B Foudroyant Malta 12th May
237
To his Excellency Sir John Acton Bart Palermo 2nd June
243
To the King of the Two Sicilies Palermo 2nd June
244
To his Excellency Sir John Acton Bart Palermo 7th June
250
To Captain Hugh Downman H M Ship Santa Dorotea
257
To the Right Hon Lord Minto Vienna 22ud August
263
To Hercules Ross Esq London 21st November
269
To Lieutenant St George Copenhagen Roads 8th April
337
To Admiral the Earl of St Vincent
341
To Admiral the Earl of St Vincent 14th April
343
ToH R H The Duke of Clarence Kioge Bay 27th April
349
To the Right Hon Henry Addington St George 5th May
355
To Sir James Crauford St George Baltic 8th May
361
To the CommanderinChief of the Imperial Fleet
366
VOL IV
369
To Admiral the Earl of St Vincent 17th May
373
To Admiral the Earl of St Vincent 22nd May
379
To Evan Nepean Esq St George 23rd May
385
To Alexander Davison Esq Bay of Rostock 25th May
391
To RearAdmiral Totty Bay of Rostock 29th May
397
To RearAdmiral Totty St George 2nd June
400
To RearAdmiral Totty Kioge Bay 11th June
406
To Admiral the Earl St Vincent K B 12th June
412
To RearAdmiral Totty St George Kioge Bay 15th 18th June
418
To the Honourable Mr Yorke Lotmars Hotel 20th July
424
To Admiral the Earl of St Vincent Sheerness 28th July
430
To Admiral Skeffington Lutwidge Downs 3rd August
436
To the Squadron 5th August
442
To Evan Nepean Esq Medusa off Harwich 9th August
448
To Evan Nepean Esq Admiralty Medusa Nore 11th August
454
To Admiral Lutwidge Medusa 14th August
460
To Captain Russel H M Sloop Gier Medusa 15th August
461
An Account of the Killed Wounded c on the night of the 15th
468
To the Right Hon Henry Addington Medusa Downs 21st August
474
To Evan Nepean Esq Admiralty Amazon Downs 28th August
480
To Admiral the Earl of St Vincent 7th September
486
To Alexander Davison Esq 20th September
492
To Doctor Baird 27th September
498
To Admiral the Earl of St Vincent Dungeness 3rd October
504
To the Rt Hon Henry Addington Amazon Downs 13th October
510
To Lady Hamilton Amazon 20th October
516
To George Smith Esq Camer Merton 11th November
522
To Admiral the Earl of St Vincent K B Merton 22nd November
528
To the Right Hon Henry Addington Merton 2nd December
534
Copy of the Patent creating the Barony of Nelson of the Nile
540

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Page 467 - ... short of my expectations. I must also beg leave to state that greater zeal and ardent desire to distinguish themselves by an attack on the Enemy, was never shown than by all the Captains, Officers, and Crews of all the different descriptions of Vessels under my command. The Commanders of the Hunter and Greyhound, Revenue -Cutters, went in their Boats, in the most handsome and gallant manner, to the attack. Amongst the many gallant men wounded, I have, with the deepest regret, to place the name...
Page 539 - Subjects whatsoever to whom these Presents shall come Greeting Know Ye that We of Our especial grace certain knowledge and...
Page 366 - I have therefore to request that you will have the goodness to furnish me, at your earliest convenience, with an explanation on this point, for the information of her Majesty's law officers.
Page 519 - Feeling that even a doubt upon such a subject cannot be entertained consistently with my reputation as Commander in Chief, I request that you will be pleased to move the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to direct a Court Martial to be assembled as early as possible, for the purpose of enquiring into my conduct as Commander in Chief.53 With such ease was Cochrane outmanoeuvred in the quarrels of public life.
Page 311 - Lord Nelson's object in sending the flag of truce was humanity : he therefore consents that hostilities shall cease, and that the wounded Danes may be taken on shore. And Lord Nelson will take his prisoners out of the vessels, and burn or carry off his prizes as he shall think fit. Lord Nelson, with humble duty to his royal highness the prince...
Page 386 - A midshipman or two were always of the party ; and I have known him send during the middle watch l to invite the little fellows to breakfast with him, when relieved. At table with them, he would enter into their boyish jokes, and be the most youthful of the party.
Page 222 - Our dear, great Earl of St. Vincent's orders to me were to follow the French Mediterranean fleet and to annihilate them. It has been done, thanks to the zeal and bravery of my gallant friends. My task is done, my health lost, and I have wrote to Lord Keith for my retreat. May all orders be as punctually obeyed...
Page 309 - He also observed, I believe to Captain Foley, " You know, Foley, I have only one eye — I have a right to be blind sometimes." And then, with an archness peculiar to his character, putting the glass to his blind eye, he exclaimed : " I really do not see the signal.
Page 470 - I own I shall never bring myself again to allow any attack to go forward, where I am not personally concerned ; my mind suffers much more than if I had a leg shot off in this late business.

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