Captain George Duff

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


From Mr Norwich Duff, son to Captain George Duff, to his Mother 


October 1[, 1805]

My dearest Mother

I take the opportunity of the Nimble cutter brig going to England to write you, as I should not wish to lose a single opportunity.  I received your kind letter of the 25th August yesterday, and the next day one from John Dirom [presumably his first cousin, John Pasley Dirom 1794 - 1857]. Although I liked the Aurora very much, yet I like the Mars twenty times better.  We had a very pleasant voyage in the Aurora, though a very long one, on account of a very large convoy, and contrary winds.   I was not the least sick during the whole voyage.  Lord Nelson joined us on Thursday, with the Victory, which we left at Spithead.  We lead the lee line of the fleet, which is the next best post to the Admiral.






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