Captain George Duff
Died in command of H M S Mars 21st October 1805
To his wife concerning The Mars
Mars, off Ferrol, June 5 
We fell in with the squadron on Sunday evening late, and yesterday I took the command of this ship, which is a very fine one indeed, if she could but sail. Our good friend Cochrane is quite well. We all dined with him yesterday; and until we get a little to rights, I shall continue to mess with him. Say to my father [James Duff 1729 - 1804], that I have just arrived there, and will write to him by the next opportunity. The Spaniards are very civil to our ships, and there is no idea of a. war with them.
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