The Dispatches and Letters of Vice Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson: With Notes, Volumen6


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Página 282 - TO WILLIAM MARSDEN, ESQ., ADMIRALTY. [Original, in the Admiralty.] Sir, Victory, at Sea, 26th November, 1804. Having, in my letter of the 20th instant, acquainted you, for the information of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, that the Squadron under my command had
Página 466 - inferred from the fact of these parties having been themselves eye-witnesses of, or actors in. the great events of the period. " The publication of M. Thiers' History of the Consulate and Empire is an event of an interest not confined to the world of literature. The charms of so facile a style, the
Página 466 - had access to diplomatic papers and other documents of the highest importance, hitherto known only to a privileged few, and the publication of which cannot fail to produce a great sensation. From private sources, M. Thiers, it appears, has also derived much valuable information. Many interesting
Página 26 - I herewith transmit you for the information of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty a copy of a letter* from Captain Pettet, commander of his Majesty's Sloop Termagant, giving an account of the Boats of that Sloop having, on the 15th instant, taken possession of the French Xebeck Privateer,
Página 127 - Lordship that the Port of Toulon has never been blockaded by me: quite the reverse—every opportunity has been offered the Enemy to put to sea, for it is there that we hope to realize the hopes and expectations of our Country, and I trust that they will not be disappointed. Your Lordship will judge of my feelings upon seeing that
Página 466 - at different times, the high offices of Minister of the Interior, of Finance, of Foreign Affairs, and President of the Council, M. Thiers has enjoyed facilities bejond the reach of every other biographer of Napoleon, for procuring from exclusive and authentic sources the choicest materials for
Página 127 - Fellow-Citizens of London than myself; but I should feel as much ashamed to receive them for a particular service marked in the Resolution, if I felt that I did not come within that line of service, as I should feel hurt at having a great Victory passed over without notice. I beg to inform your
Página 434 - of the terms of Capitulation that accompanied his said letter, which I request you will be pleased to lay before the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, for their information. I also transmit you, for their Lordships'information, a copy of a letter from Captain Maurice, of the above date, informing me of his arrival at
Página 33 - There is no real happiness, my dear Lord, in this world : with all content and smiles around me, up start these Artillery boys ;" I understand they are not beyond that age, and set us all at defiance—speaking in the most disrespectful manner of the Navy and its Commanders, &c. I know you, my
Página 344 - I herewith transmit you for the information of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, a letter from Captain Schomberg, dated the 13th February, giving an account of the capture of his Majesty's late Sloop Arrow, and Acheron, Bomb-Vessel, on the 4th