Captain George Duff

Born 1764
Died in command of H M S Mars 21st October 1805


To his wife


[Possibly off Rochefort]  October 23 [, 1804]

We have had a severe gale of wind today from the westward.  The French could not have wished for better weather to get out, if they had a mind to try their luck.    

 October 26 [, 1804]


I have not yet seen my Admiral.  I suppose the wind has blown him off his station, but I hope tomorrow we may meet, and the sooner the better.  He is one of the old school, a steady officer, and good seaman.  

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