The Keith Papers

Part I: Channel and North Sea, 1803-1807; 1. Operations; 31. Pitt to Keith

The Document

31. Pitt to Keith

Walmer Castle,
September 20. 1803.

My dear Lord, I was very glad on my return home yesterday to find an answer from the Admiralty which I take the liberty of enclosing, by which your Lordship will see that proper persons are at length being sent to examine and fit the vessels at Margate, Dover and Folkestone. I have sent this information to Captain Essington at Dover and Captain Middleton at Margate. You will probably have the goodness to explain to Capt. Middleton your ideas respecting the particular vessels to be fitted out at Margate. I hope you will receive good accounts of the morning’s cannonade along the French coast. If we had not been prevented by other subjects, I meant to have asked your opinion whether (if it is not an improper request) you could indulge me with a copy of your report to the Admiralty respecting this line of coast, as I wish much to look at it again more at leisure than I had opportunity of doing when you were so good as to show it me on Monday. I am &c.


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How to cite this article

LLoyd, C . (eds.) (1955) The Keith Papers, vol III, 1803-1815. Navy Records Society, pp. 38

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

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