Captain George Duff

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


Captain Duff to his wife  


October 7[, 1805]

My dearest Sophia

I have but just time to tell you that Norwich and all of us are well.  The Admiral had for some days past detached me with three sail of the line under my command, as the advance squadron; and just called me in to give me some wine, when I found the Bittern sloop of war is going to Lisbon, and I do not like to lose the opportunity.  I will begin you another letter tomorrow, but since I am commodore, I have not much time during the day, and am ready for my nap as soon as I can in the evening.  I hope our dear little ones are well, and that our mother and sisters, &c. are so likewise. With every good wish and love to you and them, I ever am, my dearest Sophia, your own.

George Duff


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