The Keith Papers

Part I: Channel and North Sea, 1803-1807; 1. Operations; 23. Keith to Carpenter

The Document

23. Keith to Carpenter

September 6, 1803.

Whereas Captain John Wright of H.M. Navy is employed on a secret and delicate service,  and I have thought fit that he should embark in H.M. armed lugger under your command [Speculator], you are hereby required and directed to receive Captain Wright on board and to proceed with him from place to place as he may require, furnishing him with boats and chosen men for the accomplishment of his object, vigilantly attending to his safety and protection, and that of any persons who may be with him; and keeping your vessel in constant state of preparation for resisting any attack that the enemy may make upon you.

You will victual Captain Wright during his continuance on board in the same manner as the rest of the crew, and when the service on which he is employed shall be effected you are to return for further orders into port.

Given on board the Monarch in the Downs.


See Also

Books on the Napoleonic Wars | Subject Index: Napoleonic Wars | Napoleonic Homepage

How to cite this article

LLoyd, C . (eds.) (1955) The Keith Papers, vol III, 1803-1815. Navy Records Society, pp. 31-32

Web Page: Rickard, J (24 July 2006), Keith to Secretary of Admiralty,

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