Captain George Duff
Died in command of H M S Mars 21st October 1805
To his wife
Plymouth Dock, May 25, 1804
I am glad to find our little George [Georgina Helen Duff 1803 - 1832] is better, and that you have got into your own house, Many happy days 1 hope we shall enjoy in it together, and I trust the prospect is not very distant: I think the Russians seem now in earnest, and that the Emperor of the Gauls wiII not long enjoy his new dignity.
Sir Edward Pellew goes to India, and Cochrane is to have the command of the ships off Ferrol. He will be my Commander, and will I am sure be a pleasant one.
Indefatigable, at Sea, 2nd June
It was a month yesterday since I left my dearest wife and little ones-I hope ere many more that some good fellow will have made Buonaparte quiet, as I fear till he is so we shall have no peace.
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