Letter by Nelson to William Marsden, Admiralty 7 August 1804
Page 4 of 4
Catalogue reference: ADM 1/408 (N97)
to Their Lordships, that as Prisoners of War are not allowed Wine, the giving them Salt Beef instead of fresh, will from their long and close confinement naturally produce disease and may dangerous consequences, and it is with much deference I take the liberty of mentioning to their Lordships (that as French Men are in the habit of drinking small wine in their own Country) the propriety of allowing Prisoners of War a certain quantity each per day.
I am Sir Your Most Obedient humble Servant Nelson & Bronte