Catalogue reference: ADM 1/396 (N168)
Seahorse, Spithead 1 Sept[ember] 1797
I have the honor to acquaint you of my Arrival here agreeable to orders and which the enclosed is a copy. And I have to request their Lordships permission to go on shore for the recovery of my wounds.
I have the honour to beSirYour most obedient servantHoratio Nelson
To Evan Nepean Esq[ui]r[e]AdmiraltyLondon