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Extract of letter sent by Nelson to Sir William Hamilton, dated 20 July 1798

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This letter shows Nelson’s anxious state at not finding the French fleet. It also highlights another aspect of his character that he was not interested in prize money but the total destruction of the enemy.

Catalogue reference: FO 70/11 folios 188-9

Extract, letter to Sir William Hamilton. 20 July 1798. Cat ref: FO 70/11 ff 188-9. Crown copyright.
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