Captain George Duff

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


To his wife


November 23 [, 1804]

We have had a fine day, and we Captains have all been on board the Admiral to make our bow.  He wanted us much to dine with him; but I was very glad to get off, as it is too late in the season to dine out of the ship at sea.  Indeed even here I like home much better than any other place.  I am just going to bed, as I expect to rouse out at twelve, if not sooner, to wear ship; so God bless you all!        


December 2 [, 1804]

We have still our good easterly wind, which I hope may continue for these six weeks, or till I be relieved; as we have fine smooth water, and now and then we get a little fish, with our trowl; we have as yet tried it only once, and that for a short time; when I got a very good turbot for my share.
We have had two very good sermons from our Chaplain, last Sunday and today, and he reads the prayers very well.    


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