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Letter by Nelson to William Marsden, Admiralty 7 August 1804

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Catalogue reference: ADM 1/408 (N97)



their situations for improper conduct, are both employed at Malta, one, Mr Woodhead as Agent to the Hospital, and the other Mr Goodchild as Agent to the Contractor for Prisoners of War, the conduct of the former has already been extremely improper as represented by Doctor Snipe to the Sick and Hurt Board, and it will naturally occur to their Lordships the impropriety of appointing such Characters to Public Situations abroad.

I am informed it is the intention of the Agent to the Contractor for Prisoners of War to discontinue giving them fresh Beef, and to supply them with Salt in lieu, an account of the latter being so much more reasonable than the former, I must therefore beg to observe



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