8. Keith to Secretary of Admiralty
Vlictor, at the Nore,
June 4, 1803.
Sir, I have received your letter of yesterday’s date signifying their Lordships’ direction that I should order Commodore Sir Sidney Smith to proceed in H.M.S. Antelope for the purpose of relieving Rear-Admiral Thornborough off Helvoet, and to direct the latter to return to the Downs . . . and I request that you will inform their Lordships that the Rear-Admiral and Commodore shall be forthwith instructed accordingly. I have &c.
LLoyd, C . (eds.) (1955) The Keith Papers, vol III, 1803-1815. Navy Records Society, p. 17
Web Page: Rickard, J (24 July 2006), Keith to Secretary of Admiralty, http://www.historyofwar.org/source/acw/napoleonic/nrs1955/1_1_08.html.html
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