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Letter by Nelson sent to Evan Nepean, Secretary to the Admiralty, asking for employment, 6 November 1800

The day of his return to England, after a near five months overland journey which took in some of the major cities of Europe, an unemployed Nelson sent a letter to the Admiralty seeking employment. Perhaps Nelson did this to allay fears about his professional conduct and sense of duty.

Catalogue reference: ADM 1/579

Nelson asks the Admiralty for employment. 6 November 1800. Cat ref: ADM 1/579. Crown copyright.
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