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Letter by Nelson to William Marsden, Admiralty August 1805

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Catalogue reference: ADM 50/38



In answer to your letter of the 19th Instant requesting by direction of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty that I will transmit you a Journal of my proceedings for their information; I beg leave to acquaint you that never having been call’d upon (or understanding it to be customary) as Commander in Chief to furnish their Lordships with a Journal of my proceedings, none has been kept for that purpose, except for the two different periods the Fleet under my command was in pursuit of the Enemy from the 19th January 1805 ‘till the 12th March following and from the 4th April to the



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