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Letter by Nelson to Evan Nepean, Secretary to the Admiralty, 5 May 1801

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Catalogue reference: ADM 1/4 (Ha 74)



at Sea nothing shall save them I hope to be time enough to prevent the Russian Squadron of Revel & Cronstadt for I shall only have 12 Sail of the Line to go along with, as I must leave Six to watch the 8 Swedes, but Admiral Totty will be here today or tomorrow. I am sorry to find that the Armistice is not liked, it was everything to us if we had said the next day, and I find that Sir Hyde had not the power to conclude a full peace with Denmark without fixed conditions were agreed to, negotiations would have been [ ? ] as bad or worse than our delays, by the


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