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Memorial to the King sent by Nelson for a pension

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Catalogue reference: ADM 1/5189


To the King’s Most Excellent Majesty

The Memorial of Sir Horatio Nelson KB and a Rear Admiral in your Majesty Fleet

Humbly Sheweth

That during the present war your
Memorialist has been in four Actions with
Fleets of the Enemy vizt - on the 13th & 14th of
March 1795, on the 13th July 1795, and on
The 14th February 1797: in three Actions with
Frigates, In six engagements against Batteries;
in Ten Actions in boats employed in cutting
out of Harbours, in destroying Vessels and in
taking three Towns. Your Memorialist has also
served on Shore with the Army four Months,
and commanded the Batteries at the Sieges of
Bastia and Calvi; that during the War he has
assisted at the Capture of Seven Sail of the Line
Six Frigates, Four Corvettes And Eleven privateers
of different Sizes, and taken and destroyed near
fifty Sail of Merchant Vessels. And Your
Memorialist has actually been engaged
against the Enemy upwards of One Hundred
and twenty times, In which Services


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