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

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Page 535 - To WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME GREETING: KNOW YE that We of Our especial Grace certain knowledge and...
Page 315 - To THE BROTHERS OF ENGLISHMEN, THE DANES. Lord Nelson has directions to spare Denmark when no longer resisting. But if the firing is continued on the part of Denmark, Lord Nelson will be obliged to set on fire all the floating batteries he has taken, without having the power of saving the brave Danes who have defended them.
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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 375 - I hope all is right," said he, writing to our Ambassador at Berlin; "but seamen are but bad negotiators; for we put to issue in five minutes what diplomatic forms would be five months doing.
Page 309 - I have only one eye — I have a right to be blind sometimes...
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 515 - 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 308 - When the signal, No. 39, was made, the signallieutenant reported it to him. He continued his walk, and did not appear to take notice of it. The lieutenant, meeting his lordship at the next turn, asked ' whether he should repeat it?' Lord Nelson answered, 'No. Acknowledge it.
Page 309 - On the officer returning to the poop, his Lordship called after him, 'Is No. 16 [For Close Action] still hoisted?' The lieutenant answering in the affirmative, Lord Nelson said, 'Mind you keep it so.' He now walked the deck considerably agitated, which was always known by his moving the stump of his right arm. After a turn or two, he said to me, in a quick manner, 'Do you know what's shown on board the Commander-in-Chief, No. 39?' On asking him what that meant, he answered, 'Why, to leave off action.'...

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